How to read a tax map
If you're inquiring about a property tax payment you've already made or are about to make:
Actual tax payment and payment status is outside the jurisdiction of the Assessor's Office. The "Click Here For YYYY Annual Taxes" button on our website is simply a courtesy link to the "Secured Taxes Payment Status" on the Treasurer and Tax Collector's own website. As such, inquiries regarding tax payment or payment status should be sent to the Treasurer and Tax Collector instead. Please visit the Treasurer and Tax Collector's website where on their home page you'll find a number of helpful links, specifically links to their "Public Response Form " and also "FAQs ".
If you have not yet received a property tax bill or have a question about the amount of the bill:
Please email your inquiry to the Assessor's Help Desk. If you have not received a tax bill, please request verification of your mailing address and tell us when you acquired the property. Within your inquiry be sure to include your full name, email address and mailing address, the Assessor's Identification Number (AIN) or street address of the property and, if possible, a daytime telephone no. at which you can be reached. The Help Desk is available 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays), and will
respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible.
Special note to owners of newly developed properties:
Annual tax bills in new developments are based on a parcel's legal status as of the Lien Date, January 1st. This means that some developments will have the annual bills issued on the newly subdivided parcel numbers while other developments will have the bill issued on the pre-subdivided parcels. If the annual taxes are for the whole development, they will impact the new owners who are each responsible for a portion of the taxes. If you believe this situation applies to you, we recommend that you contact the Assessor's Help Desk for assistance and review your escrow closing statements and other pertinent information to determine how the taxes were handled during escrow. In the event of developments having Homeowner's Associations, we recommend that you review the governing documents (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) and contact the Homeowners Association for the coordination of payment. In the event of impound accounts, we recommend that you contact your lender to ensure they too are aware of the pending taxes. However, if your development consists of four new units or less, we may be able to segregate the bill, if requested. Please contact the Assessor's Help Desk for more assistance or if you have any questions or concerns.Source: maps.assessor.lacounty.gov