About the Assessor

What the Assessor Does:

Under the California Constitution and the Revenue and Taxation Code, the Assessor has the following responsibilities:

  • Locate all taxable property within Ventura County
  • Identify the person who owns, claims, possesses, or controls property on the Lien Date (R&T § 405).
  • Establish the assessed value of all taxable property in accordance with the law.
  • Publish both an annual and supplemental assessment rolls.

What the Assessor Does Not Do:

Other Areas of Responsibility for the Assessor:

Address Change   Senior Citizens Services
Assessed Values   Change in Ownership
Declines in Value   Parent/Child Transfers
Exemptions - Homeowner   Manufactured Homes
Exemptions - Other   Possessory Interests
Supplemental Roll Updates   Boats/Aircraft
Property Maps & Data   Business Property Taxes
Forms & Applications   Fee Schedule

Getting Specific Answers for your Questions

You may visit our office located at the Ventura County Government Center, Hall of Administration Building (HOA), 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura CA 93009-1270. If you need a map, please click here. Our telephone number is: (805) 654-2181. Fax number: (805) 645-1305. You may also contact us by email.

Agencies Frequently Used by the Assessor's Office

Assessment Appeals Board (AAB): Three person appointed board that presides over Assessment Appeal Hearings in Ventura County.

California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD): State agency that, among other things, oversees the registration of Manufactured Homes.

California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): Provides vehicle and vessel ownership information to Assessors Offices.

California State Board of Equalization (SBE or BOE): State agency that oversees and assists in the application of Property Tax Law by each County Assessor’s Office.

Revenue and Taxation Code of the State of California (R & T): Codified Laws that define and explain the application of Proposition 13 for the entire state.