An Important Message from the Imperial County Assessor
Parcel Quest Lite: Gives you access to public property information.
We are offering the public a new service called Parcel Quest Lite. Parcel Quest is a private company that offers access to property information via their web site. Parcel Quest acquires property information from various sources and makes that information available to the public. You can find basic property characteristics information, down load and print a parcel (plat) map, order copies of recorded documents and order other property information through their website.
To access Parcel Quest Lite, click on the Parcel Quest Lite icon located in the middle of the dashboard on the Assessors web page. You will need to agree to the “disclaimer” that you are leaving the Imperial County Assessor’s website and being directed to a website hosted by Parcel Quest. You will then need to agree to the Parcel Quest terms in order to gain access to their website. When you arrive on the Parcel Quest search page, you will be able to type in an Assessor Parcel Number (APN) or physical address to find property information.
All Assessor forms are available through this web site. Click on the FORMS link below to find the current version of state and local Assessor forms.
Annual Property Statement Filing
All business property filers can now e-file their annual property statement directly with the Assessor Office using either the Megabyte Online Business Property Filing (OBPF) network or the California Assessor Association Standard Data Record (SDR & e-SDR) network. Click on the OBPF or SDR & e-SDR icon on the menu bar. For more information regarding online filing click on Online Filing Information under Important Links.
We offer several options for filing annual property statements. Fillable property statement forms are available on the this web page by clicking on the FORMS icon on the menu bar and then clicking on the desired form. Statements can be completed online, printed and either mailed, e-mailed or faxed to the Assessor. Electronic filing (e-file) is available for agricultural, business, financial and apartment property filers.
On November 3, 2020, California voters approved Proposition 19, the Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act. Proposition 19 is a constitutional amendment intended to limit property owners who inherit family properties from keeping the low property tax base unless they use the home as their primary residence or a family farm, but it also allows homeowners who are over 55 years of age, disabled, or victims of a wildfire or natural disaster to transfer their assessed value of their primary home to a newly purchased or newly constructed replacement primary residence.
Essentially, the new law will create changes to two existing statewide property tax saving programs:
1. Replace Proposition 58 and Proposition 193 by limiting parent-and-child transfer and grandparent-to-grandchild transfer exclusions-Effective 2/16/2021.
2. Replace Proposition 60 and Proposition 90 by expanding senior replacement home transfers - Effective 4/1/2021 (we’ll post more information on this later).
Changes to Parent-and-Childand Grandparent-to-Grandchild Transfer Exclusions (Effective 2/16/2021).
Current laws allow parents, grandparents and children to pass on the existing assessed values of their primary residence and other properties up to $1 million in assessed values without reassessment. However, Prop. 19 limits these programs and there will be fewer tax savings opportunities after February 15, 2021. Go to the State Board of Equalization web site to compare the current law and the effects of Proposition 19, pending it’s enactment.
New Homeowner, Veteran (basic) and Religious Exemptions and annually filed Church, Low Income, Public School and Welfare Exemptions are due: 2/15/2023. If you have not filed your exemption form yet, click on the Exemption link under the Important Links heading to find the correct exemption form. Late filing penalties may apply if exemption forms are filed after the due date.
Property Value Notification
You can find your 2022-2023 Property Valuation information by clicking on the Property Value Information icon on the menu bar or the link under the Important Links heading. These are the assessed property values as of January 1, 2022.
Robert Menvielle, Assessor
Imperial County Assessor
Welcome to the Imperial County Assessor Website.
The site is designed to provide easy access to public information as part of my commitment to provide timely and exceptional customer service to all Imperial County property owners and residents.