Monterey County, California Tax Assessors' Office
168 West Alisal Street
Salinas, California 93902
Where is the Monterey County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Monterey County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey County Assessor's Office at (831) 755 5035 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 Monterey County Facts:
The median home value in Monterey County is between $557,581.00 and $575,019.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Monterey County?
You can try contacting the Monterey 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 Monterey County is located in the County Government Center in Salinas, which is where the Monterey County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Monterey County with the contact info listed below.
Monterey County Phone Number
Monterey County Fax Number
Monterey County County Government Center Address
County Government Center
168 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901-2439
Useful Monterey County Links:
- Property Tax Search Tool & Mapping
- Property Tax Search
- Monterey County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Monterey County Government Homepage