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** Important information for all homeowners over 55 contemplating the sale of your principal residence**

California’s current property tax law allows homeowners over 55  a once in a lifetime transfer of the assessed value of a principal residence to a replacement of equal or lesser value and realize a property tax savings. PROPOSITION 5, on the statewide ballot this November, will change the formulas and anyone contemplating the sale of your existing residence and purchasing a replacement in the State should carefully read and consider the following information. This discussion is broken into two parts. The first is an explanation of the current law and what changes under Prop 5. The second part is a discussion of timing considerations.



Property Tax System Transition Information

Please click on the link above to get more information on the new Property Tax System Transition.


** PROP 90 UPDATE ** 

On December 5th, 2017, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance repealing Prop 90 effective November 7th, 2018. The ordinance contained the following provisions:

  1. El Dorado County will not accept base year transfer applications for replacement principal residences acquired after November 7th, 2018.
  2. Qualifying replacement principle residences acquired before November 7th, 2018 apply to any purchased replacement dwelling, including properties in escrow for purchase at the time of the expiration of the ordinance.
  3. Qualifying replacement principle residences also include dwellings for which new construction commences prior to November 7th ,2018.

Please CLICK HERE for the complete history of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Agenda Items and Actions regarding the Proposition 90 Expiration.

Please Click Here for Detailed Information. (PDF Document)


image of Karl Weiland Assessor

The Assessor, the Auditor and the Tax Collector each play a role in property tax administration. The Assessor is responsible for maintaining the inventory of all assessable property in the county and preparing the various assessment rolls which are the basis of the property tax bills.

Property taxation in California has become complicated and difficult to understand. This web site is one way to help property owners, residents, the business community and anyone else seeking information about property taxation.

If you have questions, need clarification, or simply want more information, call, e-mail or drop by and see us Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (excluding holiday weeks in which our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Thank you for electing me to serve as your Assessor. The El Dorado County Assessor’s Office enjoys a good reputation and our staff is among the best in public service. I am committed to maintaining that reputation through fair, impartial assessments and outstanding public service.

Thank You

Karl Weiland
El Dorado County Assessor

Assessor's Office

Placerville Office

360 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667
Local Number:  (530) 621-5719
From El Dorado Hills:  (916) 358-3555 x5719
From South Lake Tahoe:  (530) 573-7955 x5719
Fax: (530) 642-8148

South Lake Tahoe Office

3368 Lake Tahoe Blvd., #103
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 573-3422
Fax: (530) 573-3425