Property tax assessment seminars
New series provides free assistance to homeowners
The County of Los Angeles is sponsoring a series of free seminars during July, August and September to assist property owners who feel their taxes should be lowered due to a decline in the value of their property.
The 90-minute seminars will be offered at six locations: Culver City, El Monte, Glendale, Lakewood, Lancaster and Van Nuys. Additional seminars will be scheduled throughout the County on a year-round basis.
The seminars are intended to help taxpayers better understand the assessment appeals process, which many find confusing. The seminars will be of value to homeowners who are interested in learning about the assessment appeals process and to those who have already filed an appeal. The seminars will cover taxpayers’ appeal rights when and how to file an application for reduction in assessment. The seminars will also cover how to prepare for a hearing, what qualifies as admissible evidence, what will happen at the hearing and what to expect after the hearing.
The dates, times and locations of the sessions are:
Culver City - Public Library, 4975 Overland Ave., Monday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. Free parking behind the library.
El Monte - Jack Crippen Senior Center, Crafts Room, 3120 N. Tyler Ave., Thursday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. Free parking.
Glendale - Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Wednesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. The library will validate three hours parking at the corner of Maryland and Harvard.
Lakewood – Angela M. Iacoboni Library, 4900 Clark Ave., Monday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. Parking at corner of Clark Avenue and Del Amo Boulevard.
Lancaster - Public Library, 601 W. Lancaster Blvd., Wednesday, July 16, at 10 a.m. Free parking.
Van Nuys – Bernardi Senior Center, 6514 Sylmar Ave., Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. Free parking, entrance on Hamlin Street.