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County of Madera

California

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Assessor

What The Assessor Does:

The Assessor is responsible for determining the assessed value of all taxable Real and Personal Property located within Madera County. Under the California Constitution and the Revenue and Taxation Code, the Assessor has four primary duties:

  • Locate all taxable property within Madera County
  • Identify the person who owns, claims, possesses, or controls property on the Lien Date (R&T § 405)
  • Establish the assessed value of all taxable property in accordance with the law
  • Publish both an annual and supplemental assessment rolls

What The Assessor Does NOT Do:

Legend of Frequently Used Abbreviations

  • California State Board of Equalization (SBE or BOE): State agency that oversees and assists in the application of Property Tax Law by each County Assessor's Office.
  • California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD): State agency that, among other things, oversees the registration of Manufactured Homes.
  • California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): Provides vehicle and vessel ownership information to Assessors Offices.
  • Madera County Assessment Appeals Board (AAB): Five person appointed board that presides over Assessment Appeal Hearings in Madera County.
  • Revenue and Taxation Code of the State of California (R & T): Codified Laws that define and explain the application of Proposition 13 for the entire state.
  • Base Year Value (BYV): The assessed value established in the year of property acquisition or new construction.
  • Factored Base Year Value (FBYV): The annual maximum 2% increase in assessed value allowed by Proposition 13 to the Base Year Value.
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Contact the Assessor

Assessor
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
(559)675-7710
Fax: (559)675-7654
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Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm


Staff Spotlight - Assessor

Stephanie Norton - Tax Collector

Steph spotlight_164x200 How long have you worked for the County? 12 years
What do you like most about your job? I enjoy working with the public.
Why did you decide to work for the County? It is a great opportunity to be a public servant.
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? I developed and implemented the collection process for our department.
When I'm not at work you can find me...with my grandchildren.
What was your first job?  bookkeeper
What is your favorite food? Mexican
What is your favorite kind of music? country and oldies
What is your favorite sports team? San Francisco 49ers & Giants
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? any coastal location
Where do you see yourself in five years? God willing, still employed!



General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-675-7703
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311