Lake County, California Tax Assessors' Office
255 North Forbes Street
Lake County Courthouse
Lakeport, California 95453
Where is the Lake County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Lake County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Lake County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Lake County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Lake County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Lake County Assessor's Office at (707) 263 2302 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Lake County Facts:
The median home value in Lake County is between $253,113.00 and $277,687.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Lake County?
You can try contacting the Lake County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Lake County is located in the County Courthouse in Lakeport, which is where the Lake County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Lake County with the contact info listed below.
Lake County Phone Number
Lake County Fax Number
Lake County County Courthouse Address
255 North Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453-4759
Useful Lake County Links:
- Recorded Document Search
- Lake County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Lake County Government Homepage
- Lake County Search by APN or address
- Property Tax Search