Los Angeles County Assessor

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Los Angeles County Assessor
Office overview
Jurisdiction Los Angeles County
Headquarters Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Los Angeles, California
34°03′25″N 118°14′47″W / 34.057033°N 118.246261°W / 34.057033; -118.246261Coordinates: 34°03′25″N 118°14′47″W / 34.057033°N 118.246261°W / 34.057033; -118.246261
Employees 1,489 (2010)[1]
Annual budget US$160 million (2010)[1]
Office executive John Noguez, County Assessor
Website assessor.lacounty.gov

The Los Angeles County Assessor is the assessor and officer of the government of Los Angeles County responsible for discovering all taxable property in Los Angeles County, except for state-assessed property, to inventory and list all the taxable property, to value the property, and to enroll the property on the local assessment roll.[2] In 2012 there were 2.36 million assessed properties (plus an additional 282 thousand personal property and fixture assessments) for a total Los Angeles County property assessment value of US$1.08 trillion.[3]

The current assessor is John Noguez. Prior to Noguez taking office in 2010, Robert Quon served for last year of Rick Auerbach's term, who was preceded by Kenneth Hahn. In mid-2012, Noguez took a leave of absence because of an investigation concerning influence peddling at his office,[4] and on October 17, 2012, he was arrested and charged with 24 felonies relating to corruption.[5]

Assessments[edit]

The Assessor is responsible for discovering all taxable property in Los Angeles County, except for state-assessed property, to inventory and list all the taxable property, to value the property, and to enroll the property on the local assessment roll.[2] It is then the responsibility of the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector to bill and collect these taxes, and the responsibility of the Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller to allocate the taxes to the appropriate taxing jurisdictions such as the County, cities, schools and special districts within the County.[2]

In 2012 there were 2.36 million assessed properties (plus an additional 282 thousand personal property and fixture assessments) for a total Los Angeles County property assessment value of US$1.08 trillion.[3]

The Assessor sells the following cadastral electronic documents and databases pursuant to Article 1 of the Constitution (the "Sunshine Amendment") and the California Public Records Act:[6]

Item Maximum CD/DVD Cost Maximum Paper Cost
Los Angeles County Parcel Boundary Map (in Shapefile format) $6
Apartment House Listing $478
Cross Reference Roll $329 $4 per page
Local Roll $329 $8 per page
Unsecured Roll $329 $4 per page
Publicly Owned Parcels $478
Secured Basic File Abstract $12,914 $4,000

Corruption[edit]

In mid-2012, Noguez took a leave of absence because of an investigation concerning influence peddling at his office,[4] and on October 17, 2012, he was arrested and charged with 24 felonies relating to corruption.[5]

List of Assessors[edit]

Name Term
Antonio F. Coronel 1850–1856
Juan Maria Sepulveda 1857-1858
W. W. Maxy 1859-1861
James McManus 1862
G. L. Mix 1863-1865
J. Q. A. Stanley 1866-1867
M. F. Coronel 1868-1869
D. Botiller 1870-1875
A. W. Ryan 1876-1879
J. W. Venable 1880-1882
R. Bilderrain 1883-1886
C. C. Mason 1887-1891
F. Edward Gray 1891-1893
Theodore Summerland 1894-1898
Alexander Goldwell 1898-1901
Benjamin E. Ward 1902-1906
Calvin Hartwell 1906-1910
E. W. Hopkins 1910-1938
John R. Quinn 1938-1962
Phillip E. Watson 1963-1977
Alexander Pope 1978-1986
John J. Lynch 1986-1990
Kenneth Hahn 1990-2000
Rick Auerbach 2000-2010
Robert Quon 2010
John Noguez 2010-2014
Jeffrey Prang 2014-

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Assessor". County of Los Angeles Annual Report 2009-2010. Public Affairs, Chief Executive Office. p. 68. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Kreimann 2012, p. 3.
  3. ^ a b Kreimann 2012, p. 4.
  4. ^ a b Dolan, Jack Assessor John Noguez steps aside amid corruption probe Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2012
  5. ^ a b Walton, Alice UPDATE: Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez charged with 24 felonies 89.3 KPCC, October 17, 2012
  6. ^ "Price List". Los Angeles County Assessor. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 

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