County officials sign and release the updated Assessment Roll figures for Stanislaus County
On June 30, 2016, Lauren Klein, County Auditor Controller, accepted and signed for the 2016/17 Assessment Roll figures from Don H. Gaekle, County Assessor. The Property Tax cycle involves the Assessor’s, the Auditor-Controller’s and the Treasurer/Tax Collector’s offices to produce and account for your property tax bill and payment.
The Assessor follows applicable State laws to establish the assessed value of all property in Stanislaus County. The Auditor Controller uses the certified assessed values produced by the Assessor to develop voter approved debt service tax rates (such as school bonds). A total tax rate of 1% plus voter approved debt tax rate is calculated for each property. The total tax is applied to the assessed value of that property and any voter approved direct assessments are added to compute the tax amount due. The Treasurer/Tax Collector bills and collects tax payments. The Auditor-Controller later allocates the collected revenue to local taxing agencies, including the County, cities, schools and special districts.
“Our office is committed to serving our customers by processing, safeguarding, and providing information regarding the finances and public records of the County” stated Lauren Klein, Stanislaus County Auditor Controller.
Proving once again that the County displays a true team environment, it is pertinent that every County office diligently completes their responsibilities accurately in order for our community to be served with transparency.
Story by Evelyne Konedeng