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L.A. County Tax Assessor Resource PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 November 2003

The Los Angeles County Tax Assessor is responsible for determining the value of land within the county jurisdiction. The assessed value is then used to determine how much property tax is owed for a particular parcel. To make these assessments, the Tax Assessor collects information about the physical characteristics of a property, any improvements it contains, and its use. This information is updated every few years.

The following is a list of the basic property information available to online researchers for Los Angeles County. It is the same information that forms the basis of other property information systems, such as the City of Los Angeles' online geographic information systems (GIS). The information available in each of these systems differs for each individual property.

Property Information:

  • Assessor's Identification Number (AIN/APN)

  • Site Address

  • Property Type Condominium

  • Region/Cluster

  • Tax Rate Area (TRA)

  • Legal Description
Building Description:

  • Square Footage 1,654

  • Year Built - The calendar year in which at least 50% of the original construction was complete.

  • Effective Year Built - The adjusted year built taking into account any subsequent new construction or major rehabilitation.

  • Number of Bedrooms

  • Number of Bathrooms

  • Number of Units
Recent Sales Information:

  • Latest Sale Date

  • Latest Sale Price
Values from Current Year's Tax Roll:

  • Recording Date

  • Land

  • Improvement(s)

  • Personal Property

  • Fixtures

  • Homeowners' Exemption

  • Real Estate Exemption

  • Personal Property Exemption

  • Fixture Exemption

Current parcels maps are also available for each property. These maps can be viewed online, or printed on a personal printer for offline use. The website also allows you to search for recent property sales in the surrounding neighborhood.

To search for a property in Los Angeles County, visit the LA County Tax Assessor's website at:


You can search by the Assessor's Identification Number (AIN/APN), street address, or you can locate a neighborhood by searching for the intersection of two streets.

Once a property is found, the website's "parcel viewer" provides an interactive property map of the neighborhood, in addition to the textual property information presented above. The two-dimensional map, which is GIS based, can be zoomed, panned, and otherwise manipulated to achieve the desired view of a neighborhood or parcel. Want to learn more about an adjacent property, simply use the "pick parcel" tool to select the property and display its information.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 May 2007 )