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County of Madera

California

This department performs all acts required by law or by ordinance as directed by the Board; answers varied inquiries and provides information regarding Board actions; prepares the agenda for Board meetings and keeps official records of actions taken by the Board; plans, organizes, and directs the clerical services for the Board; and processes legal documents, notices, and orders of the Board.

Other functions include keeping official records of Special Districts, Air Pollution, Flood Control Boards, the Board of Equalization, and various commissions, committees, and authorities which are advisory to the Board of Supervisors.

To request public records from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors offices, print the Information Request Form and return to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors either by mail or fax

The Clerk of the Board is responsible for the administration of the Madera County Assessment Appeals Board. 

Property owners in Madera County that may own property currently assessed at greater than market values can appeal the assessed value to the Assessment Appeals Board (AAB).

Property values can decline for several reasons.  For instance the demolition of real structures on the property, damage from landslides, earthquakes, etc. may cause the actual value of property to drop. 

The assessment appeals process begins with the property owner filing an appeal with the Clerk of the Board.  The appeal is reviewed by the Assessor and Assessment Appeals Board.

You may request that your appeal be heard by a Hearing Officer if the assessed value of the property under consideration, as shown on the current assessment roll, does not exceed Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00), or the property under consideration is a single-family dwelling, condominium or cooperative, or a multiple-family dwelling of four units or less, regardless of value.

The AAB or Hearing Officer hears all applications.  It may act only on the basis of evidence which is presented to the Board. The only authority of the AAB or Hearing Officer is to determine the taxable value of your property. The decision on value will be determined by weighing the evidence presented.

Once the disposition of the appeal is determined, the property owner is notified.

If you feel that your property is worth less than the value assessed by the County Assessor, you can begin your application for assessment appeal here.  It is very important to understand the requirements of filing an appeal before you begin. 

Please read the Local Rules of the Assessment Appeals Board before filing your appeal. 

Tanna Boyd- Chief Clerk of the Board
Tanna Boyd -- Chief Clerk of the Board
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Contact the Clerk of the Board

200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
(559)675-7700
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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