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 $2500.
For further information contact the Change of Ownership Department at (909) 387-8307 or toll free at (877) 885-7654.
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