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Assessor Thank you for visiting our Web site. The purpose of this site is to provide you with convenient access to assessment related information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On this site you will find general information regarding the property assessment process and assessment information on specific properties. After you have reviewed this site please let us know of any suggestions you may have to improve our service

 

Your Amador County Assessor is responsible for locating and identifying the ownership of more than 24,000 parcels of taxable real estate. He is responsible for placing an assessment on these real estate properties in accordance with Proposition 13. The Assessor also assesses over 1,800 business personal property accounts at market value as of January 1 each year. In Amador County the assessment roll totals nearly $5 billion.

Your Assessor also applies all legal exemptions, such as the homeowner's exemption, that lower your assessment liability prior to billing by the Tax Collector. This year, in Amador County these exemptions totaled over $188 million.

Mr. Rooney is committed to ensuring that the benefits of Proposition 13 and the market value decline provisions are consistently applied to every property in Amador County. The department's mission statement is to provide competent and efficient assessment services in a manner resulting in equitable and fair treatment to all Amador County residents. Your Assessor leads a staff of less than 11.5 employees, the lowest staffing level in his 15 years with the office. The department has an operational budget of $1.2 million and provides exceptional public service while successfully performing all mandated duties.

During his 15 years with the Assessor's Office, Jim has earned the Advanced Appraiser's Certificate issued by the State Board of Equalization. He has been a licensed real estate appraiser for the past 19 years.   Mr. Rooney is also the current Vice President of the California Assessors' Association and is a member of its Legislative and Executive Committees.  He is scheduled to be the President of the Association in 2013 which hasn't happened for an Amador County Assessor for 101 years.  A primary purpose of this Association is to promote the improvement of assessment procedures for the public good.

The property tax administration system provides a large part of the revenue that pays for education, and services like police, fire and roads and the mission of the office is to create equitable, timely and accurate property tax assessments to fund these public services. Also, the Assessors Office will strive to be a source of accurate and timely property information for local government and the community. 

If you have any questions, want clarification, or simply want more information, call, e-mail or drop by and see us Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you need assistance after hours, just leave a message on Jim's voice mail at (209) 223-6454, and he will return your call at your convenience.

Contact Information
Address:

810 Court Street Jackson, CA 95642

Phone: (209) 223-6351
Fax: (209) 223-6721
Email Us: Assessor
Business Hours: Mon-Thur 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.