How Much Are Property Taxes in San Diego County?
Your total San Diego property tax bill is a combination of your Property's Assessed Value (PAV) MULTIPLIED by the Local Tax Rate (LTR), PLUS any Special Assessments (SA) for that area.
Or for the mathematicians out there:
( PAV X LTR ) + SA = Your Total San Diego Property Tax Bill
As a result, every area of San Diego is DIFFERENT when it comes to property tax rates. Not only do the local tax rates differ throughout the county...
But some areas are also subject to more special assessments and Mello-Roos taxes than others.
Depending on where you live in San Diego County, your total property tax bill can range from about 1.0% to 2% of the assessed value of the home.
What Does "Assessed Value" Mean for San Diego Property Taxes?
When you buy a home in San Diego County, the County Assessor will actually place a value on your property for tax purposes. This is called your Assessed Value.
It is NOT required that the assessed value be the same as the purchase price, but that is often the case.
Many San Diego communities, such as San Elijo Hills, Carmel Valley, Eastlake, etc. have Mello-Roos or other special assessments that add to your total property tax bill.
3 San Diego Property Taxes Resources for Homebuyers
(1) For a list of current local tax rates for different areas of San Diego, visit the San Diego County Treasurer's website.
(2) And to find the current property tax bill for any specific property, visit the County Tax Collector's website.
(3) Your San Diego Exclusive Buyer's Agent can also help you determine how much you will spend on property taxes when you buy a home in San Diego.
Read Also: Why do some neighborhoods in San Diego have Mello-Roos Taxes?
About Justin Gramm
Justin Gramm is the founder and principal broker of Globella Buyers Realty, your San Diego Exclusive Buyer Brokerage. He also writes articles about buying San Diego real estate for Globella's Blog.
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If you have excellent credit and plan to buy a home or condo in San Diego County within 90 days, contact Justin Gramm to hire an agent on your side of the transaction. Call Justin at 858-779-2727 or E-mail.