If you have a disability and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access some information contained on our site, please email the County of Ventura webmaster. The Webmaster will refer your request to the appropriate Department or program for assistance. To enable us to respond in a manner that will be of most help to you, please indicate the nature of the accessibility need, your preferred format (electronic format, large print, etc.) the web address of the requested material, and your full contact information so we can reach you if questions arise while fulfilling your request.
Much of the information gathered and kept by the Assessor is considered a public document and is available for viewing at our self-service public information computers. Staff is also available to provide assistance at our General Information counter, Monday through Friday, during office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This public information is available for purchase in various formats. View Information and Service Fees.
Assessment Rolls (Secured and Unsecured) include:
Assessor’s Parcel Maps:
Property Characteristics (such as building size, lot size, bedroom and bath count, etc., ref. R&T 408.3, 409).
Assessor’s staff will provide general information for up to 3 parcels per telephone call or e-mail. You will need to provide the property address or parcel number to obtain information by telephone or e-mail.
Ownership name searches by “name only” and building characteristics information is not available by telephone or e-mail. Searches by ownership only can be viewed (in person) at our self -service public information computers.
Telephone: 805-654-2181, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m or E-mail Us
Property ownership, assessed valuation, Assessor’s maps, and other public information may be viewed using the self-service computers located at the Assessor’s Office, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Hall of Administration, Ventura, CA 93003-1270, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Most of the Assessor’s public records may be viewed for no charge. A fee is charged for building characteristic information. A property owner may view all information pertaining to his/her own property at no charge.
Assessment and parcel information including building characteristics for most residential properties is available on the Assessor’s Parcel Viewer. Due to privacy concerns the Assessor’s ownership information is not available on the Internet.
Building (Structure) Details:
The Assessor’s Office maintains building detail characteristics information for assessment purposes. Building detail information such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, etc, is not part of the public Assessment Roll, and is available for purchase only. The actual drawing (footprint) is a confidential document made available only to an owner or the owner’s agent (with an original letter of authorization signed by the property owner). Limited residential building characteristic information is available on the Assessor’s Parcel Viewer.
Confidential Non-Public Records:
The Assessor also keeps many records that are confidential under the law. Examples of documents that are not open to public inspection include:
The law also specifies that certain law enforcement, certain governmental investigative agencies, and certain agencies of the State of California also have access to Assessor’s records (ref R&T 408).
If you wish to explore Assessor’s record confidentiality in more detail, recommended reading would include Revenue and Taxation Code Sections 162, 218.5, 327, 408-408.3, 409, 481, 531, 601-602, Property Tax Rule 135(e), and Government Code Sections 6250-6254, also known as the Public Records Act.
Access to Owners’ Confidential Records:
The current or past owner of a property may view confidential property records relating to their ownership of the property at no charge. The owner must present a valid photo identification for verification purposes. An owner's agent may also have access to such records with photo identification and written authorization bearing the owner's original signature. The current owner or owner's agent do not have access to confidential information relating to prior property owners. Similarly, prior owners do not have access to a current owner's confidential information.
Legal description for a property:
The legal description for a property is located on the deed. Deeds and legal descriptions are not available online. The information is available through the Ventura County Clerk-Recorder’s office at 800 South Victoria Avenue, Hall of Administration, Ventura, CA 93003, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Deed and Recording Information:
The Clerk-Recorder’s office provides an online index of documents recorded in Ventura County from 1974 to current. You will not be able to view the actual document. You can however view what documents have been recorded. To access the online index use AiLIS Public Inquiry to view the recorded documents index online.
Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office offers a “Web Tax Inquiry System”, an online property tax system.
You will need your Assessor’s Parcel Number or the property address to access tax bill information. Web Tax Inquiry provides:
California State Board of Equalization oversees the practices of all 58 County Assessors and maintains comprehensive property tax information. Some of the resources available at the California State Board of Equalization website include: