El Dorado County Property Tax System Transition
El Dorado County is transitioning to a new Property Tax System which will change some of the ways we number parcels, assessments and personal property. The links on the right of this page will give you documentation to assist in managing this transition.
EL DORADO COUNTY CHANGES TO NEW PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM, SAVES
TAXPAYERS $1 MILLION
The El Dorado County Assessor today announced it will implement a new on-line
property tax system July 1st which will save the County approximately $1 million per year over its current
system. The new system, Megabyte Property Tax Systems of Rocklin, CA, is part of the County’s transition
away from an old, costly mainframe system to more current, cost-effective, server-based system for many of its
“Megabyte will provide a fully-integrated functionality the County has been missing among the Assessor,
Auditor-Controller and Treasurer-Tax Collector, which all have a hand in the administration of property taxes,”
said County Assessor Karl Weiland. “This unified system will lead to much greater internal efficiencies and a
significant savings to the County’s bottom line,” he said.
Some of the improvements that come with Megabyte include:
The cost of the new system, including the software, hardware and staff costs is approximately $2.5 million. The
Assessor’s website will post updates and notices about future changes as the implementation proceeds, and the
Auditor-Controller’s and Treasurer-Tax Collector’s websites will also contain prominently displayed notices
about the change from the old system to Megabyte.
Some of the specific changes include:
“Our current system was developed more than 30 years ago and has served the public well,” said Weiland.
“Thirty one other counties across California use the Megabyte system, most of them similar in size and
demographics to El Dorado County. While the switch may take a little getting used to at first, we’re confident
the public will appreciate not only the savings, but its overall usefulness,” he added.
Parcel Number Change Information
How it Appears on your Tax Bill