How does the county assessor determine the value of my manufactured home?

Manufactured homes are subject to Proposition 13 under which the county assessor determines the base year value of a manufactured home, which is generally the market value at the time of purchase. Thereafter, annual increases to the base year value are limited to the inflation rate, as measured by the California Consumer Price Index, or 2 percent, whichever is less. Any new construction will have its own separate base year value. When the manufactured home is sold, it will be reassessed at its current fair market value and a new base year value will be established. If your manufactured home is located on land that you own, the land will be assessed separately. If you live in a tenant-owned mobile home park, a different valuation rule may apply.

The basic structure is assessable. Also assessable are all accessories, including, but not limited to: awnings, fences, windbreakers, storage cabinets, heaters, carport, water coolers, cabanas, porches, and skirting.

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1. Are manufactured homes the same as mobile homes?
2. Do I have to file a Change of Ownership Statement following the death of the owner if the manufactured home was held in the decedent's trust?
3. How are manufactured homes taxed in California?
4. How can I change the taxation of my manufactured home from license fees to the local property tax system?
5. How does the county assessor determine the value of my manufactured home?
6. I am a disabled veteran. Am I entitled to the Disabled Veterans' Exemption on my manufactured home?
7. I am considering placing my existing manufactured home on a permanent foundation. How will this affect the valuation of my property?
8. I own a manufactured home. Do I qualify for a Homeowners' Exemption?
9. I received my local property tax bill, and I disagree with the valuation placed on my manufactured home by the county assessor. What can I do?
10. If I purchase a manufactured home or if there is new construction on the home, will I have to pay supplemental taxes?
11. My manufactured home is currently licensed by the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Are there any advantages to converting to local property taxation?