California Proposition 8

In 1978, California voters passed Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that allows a temporary reduction in assessed value when a property suffers a "decline-in-value."

A decline-in-value occurs when the current market value of your property is less than the current assessed value as of January 1. If you disagree with the assessed value of your property, you should contact the Assessor's Office to request a review of the value.

If the matter is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may then file an appeal with the Assessment Appeals Board.