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California State Board of Equalization Adopts $126.8 Billion in Assessed Property Value

Jun 18, 2021 12:00AM ● By By Peter Kim, California State Board of Equalization

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) unanimously adopted the $126.8 billion in assessed property values of 341 companies within California, which include telephone, gas, and electric companies, independent power producers, regulated railroads, and intercounty pipelines. In the upcoming fiscal year, schools and local communities statewide will receive a total of approximately $1.99 billion in property tax revenue resulting from the Board exercising one of its core constitutional functions.

“The BOE’s critical role protects the tax dollars schools and local communities depend on every day,” said BOE Chairman Antonio Vazquez. “On behalf of the entire Board, I commend BOE staff for their expertise and hard work as today’s action translates to funding teachers, public safety officials, parks, and roads across California.”

Whereas most property in California is assessed by the 58 County Assessors, the BOE serves as the “59th assessor” by directly assessing certain public utilities, regulated railroads, and intercounty pipelines throughout the state.  Also, since these properties are not subject to Proposition 13, the BOE annually determines the market value or the “unitary value” of property that includes improvements, personal property, and land.  The BOE develops the fair market value by considering market conditions, use of and income generated by the property, replacement costs, investments in the property, regulatory climate, depreciation, and other factors as of the January 1 lien date.

For fiscal year 2021-22, there was a 6.7% increase in the total value from last year in the amount of $7.9 billion which will generate approximately more than $124 million additional tax dollars.  County governments will use the values set by the BOE to levy the local property taxes.

The entire list of assessed property values and more information on the State-Assessed Properties Program is available on the BOE website.