As Los Angeles County’s elected Assessor, I am committed to valuing the people we serve and the property we assess by building the most professionally staffed, technologically advanced and customer-friendly property assessment agency in the nation.
The responsibility of the Office of the Assessor is to locate all taxable property in the county and assess its value in accordance with state law. We oversee the largest property assessment roll in the nation, valuing more than 2.6 million assessable parcels annually.
Transparency and accountability are hallmarks of my administration, beginning with a new website – assessor.lacounty.gov – featuring upgraded navigation and search capabilities. My office has also been a leading partner in the establishment of a new open data initiative that provides the public with free and easy access to a variety of county data.
We also are moving forward with a replacement of our old technology systems, including the digitization of more than 2.3 million property files. We will move away from a paper-based system in an effort to expand public access to data and increase accuracy in property assessments.
My office is continuously identifying opportunities to improve our interactions with the public. Along with our county partners in the property tax family, we have established a new “one-stop” public service counter to help property owners resolve issues quickly and without being referred from one agency to another.
We are also working to address the backlog at the Assessment Appeals Board. My office has begun to utilize a new data exchange system that will improve collaboration with related county departments, increase efficiency, and reduce bureaucratic red tape.
Employees at the Office of the Assessor possess outstanding expertise and a helpful, friendly attitude. We hope our new services, combined with enhanced professional development for our appraisers and staff, will improve the customer service experience. My pledge is to continue to enhance our approach to public service – our top priority.
On behalf of the men and women of the Office of the Assessor, thank you to the residents of the County of Los Angeles for the opportunity to be of service. Please do not hesitate to contact us – we are here to help.