Orange County, California Tax Assessors' Office
625 N. Ross Street
Civic Center Plaza, Building 11, Room 142
Santa Ana, California 92701
Where is the Orange County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Orange County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Orange 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 Orange 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 Orange 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 Orange County Assessor's Office at (714) 834 2727 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 Orange County Facts:
The median home value in Orange County is between $605,832.00 and $609,968.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Orange County?
You can try contacting the Orange 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 Orange County is located in the Hall of Administration in Santa Ana, which is located at 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd. You can direct your general inquiries to Orange County with the contact info listed below.
Orange County Phone Number
Orange County Fax Number
Orange County Hall of Administration Address
Hall of Administration
333 W. Santa Ana Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92701-4017
Useful Orange County Links:
- City of Newport Beach - GIS Map
- Orange County Assessors' Office Homepage
- City of Mission Viejo Public Documents
- Orange County Government Homepage
- Property Tax Search