Property Reassessment Solicitations
Steve Cooley, District Attorney
County of Los Angeles
Steve Cooley warns consumers in Los Angeles County to be on the
alert for a new wave of mail solicitations from private companies
offering to ďassistĒ homeowners with the filing of property tax
reassessment forms for substantial fees of $179 or more. This is a
service the County Assessorís Office provides for free.
Although many of
these private solicitations are formatted to look like government
documents, they come from private profit-making businesses. And
most of the solicitations fail to clearly disclose that homeowners
on their own can easily file the form to request that the County
Assessorís Office review the assessed value of their property. The
L.A. County application can be obtained from the County Assessorís
Web site (www.assessor.lacounty.gov)
and filed for free.
information or assistance with a reassessment request, a Los
Angeles County property owner can call the County Assessorís
Office toll-free at (888) 807-2111. For other questions, or to
file a complaint about such a solicitation, contact the Real
Estate Fraud and Information Program of the Los Angeles County
Department of Consumer Affairs at (800) 973-3370.
MAY 12, 2009
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