Base year incorrect due to obvious assessor office mistake and now they want $60 to appeal!
I just received my notification of 2011-2012 assessed value. The 2011-2012 Factored Proposition 13 Base Year Value is obviously incorrect as the amount listed is 8.4% higher than what my wife and i paid for our house on the open market in May 2010.
This is obviously a mistake by the assessor's office as they have not carried through the sales information that came with a change of ownership onto the tax rolls.
However, now they want me to send them a $60 check to "appeal" their own mistake!!! This adds insult to injury.