What if I do not agree with the aircraft value?

You may call, email, or write to the Assessor’s Office to discuss the value. When making a written request for an informal review, please note that if the value was the result of an estimated assessment made by the Assessor for failure to file a property statement by May 7, you will need to complete and return an Aircraft Property Statement (PDF) with your request for an informal review.

When writing to request an informal review, please provide the following in support of your opinion of value:

  • Comparable sales of aircraft that have sold close to January 1st. Sales occurring after March 31st may not be considered.
  • Photos and estimates to repair (if condition considerably affects the value).
  • The exact year, make, and model (if not previously provided).
  • Documentation showing the insured value as of January 1st.
  • An appraisal for the aircraft.
  • Any additional documentation that would support your opinion of value.

Placer County Assessor’s Office Contact Information:

  • Mailing Address: 2980 Richardson Dr. Auburn, CA 95603
  • Phone: 530-889-4300
  • Email: [email protected]

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1. Why do I have to pay taxes on my aircraft?
2. I paid the sales tax when I purchased the aircraft. Why am I paying taxes again?
3. Why did I receive an Aircraft Property Statement?
4. What will happen if I do not return the Aircraft Property Statement?
5. What if the due date to file an Aircraft Property Statement falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday?
6. Where will my aircraft be assessed since I take it to many locations?
7. How is the aircraft value determined?
8. Why is the average retail value, as listed in the price guide for January 1, different from the assessed value?
9. Why did my aircraft value go up/down from last year?
10. What if I do not agree with the aircraft value?
11. What if I still do not agree with the aircraft value after an Assessor’s Informal Review?
12. Why do I have a 10% penalty note on my tax bill for my aircraft?
13. What should I do when I sell my aircraft?
14. I sold or disposed of my aircraft after January 1st. Why do I have a tax bill?
15. I sold or disposed of my aircraft before January 1st. Why do I have a tax bill?
16. Can my taxes be prorated?
17. I filed bankruptcy. Why do I have to pay the tax?