San Bernardino County
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Saturday, December 20, 2014


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Change of Ownership


PRELIMINARY CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP

State law requires the buyer of real property to file a Preliminary Change of Ownership Report with the County Recorder's Office at the time of the recording a document which transfers ownership of the property.  If the form is not filed, the recorder will charge an additional fee of $20.  Information furnished on this form by the property owner assists the Assessor in determining the proper value.  It is not a public document.

 

For further information contact the Change of Ownership Department  at (909) 387-8307 or toll free at (877) 885-7654.
 


CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP STATEMENT

The Assessor will use this form when the Preliminary Change of Ownership Report is either not filed or is filed incomplete.  State law provides for a penalty to be levied if the Change of Ownership Report is either not returned to the Assessor within a timely filing period.  The penalty for failure to file a Change in Ownership Statement is $100 or 10% of the new tax bill, whichever is greater, but not to exceed $20,000.

 

For further information contact the Change of Ownership Department  at (909) 387-8307 or toll free at (877) 885-7654.