Forms and General Information
|Assessment Appeal Application
|Follow this link to file an appeal online or download an Assessment Appeal application.
|Local Rules Effective 5-1-2023
|Follow this link to the adopted local rules for handling Assessment Appeals in San Bernardino County. Amendments to the Local Rules were effective on May 1, 2023.
|“Your Assessment Appeal Hearing”
|This brochure contains summary information to assist applicants in preparing for their Assessment Appeal hearing and what to expect at the hearing.
|Hearing Response Form
|Use this form to confirm attendance for a scheduled Assessment Appeal hearing, request a postponement, or withdraw an appeal. Hearing confirmation must be postmarked, faxed, emailed, or hand-delivered to the Clerk of the Board at least 21 days before your scheduled hearing date. (Notice of Hearing letters mailed to applicants and agents includes a yellow confirmation form.)
|Fee Waiver Request Form
|Use this form to request a waiver of the $45.00 Assessment Appeal processing fee. You may request a waiver if you are receiving public assistance or do not have enough income to pay for your household’s basic needs and cannot afford the processing fee. Each Assessment Appeal application must include the processing fee or a complete and signed waiver request.
|Agent Authorization Form
|An authorized agent or attorney may represent property owners in the appeal process, although this is not a requirement. Applicants who are considering agent representation should carefully investigate and select their agent. Property tax agents and agencies must advertise and represent their services following State regulations (Business and Professions Code 17537.9). If represented by an agent, the applicant or agent must submit a complete Agent Authorization Form with the original signature of the property owner.
|Change of Address Form
|Use this form to report a change of address for an assessment appeal.
|Use this form to withdraw an assessment appeal application.
|Reinstatement Request Form
|Use this form to request reinstatement for a denied appeal due to the applicant or agent’s failure to attend the hearing. Applicant or agent must file the request with the Clerk of the Board within 30 days after the Clerk has mailed notice of the Assessment Appeals Board’s or Hearing Officer’s decision to deny the appeal for failure to appear.
|Revocation/Substitution of Agent Form
|Use this form to revoke the authorization of an existing agent. Also, use this form to authorize (substitute) a different agent to provide representation during the appeal process.
|Two-Year Waiver Form
|Use this form to waive your right to a hearing and final determination of your Assessment Appeal within two years after filing. Also, this form will be used for granting postponement and continuation requests during a hearing.
|Findings of Fact
|The “Findings of Fact” is a document prepared by legal counsel, summarizing the facts and evidence presented at the hearing and setting forth the conclusions reached by the Assessment Appeals Board. An applicant or agent may request Findings on the Assessment Appeals application or submit a separate request for Findings to the Clerk of the Board. The applicant must confirm the request for Findings with the Clerk of the Board on the scheduled hearing date before the start of the hearing and must pay the fee as indicated in the County Fee Schedule (San Bernardino County Code Section 16.0206). The requesting party may abandon the request and waive the Findings after the hearing. NOTE: Parties to a hearing are always notified of the decision in their case and need not make any special request or payment to receive such notification.