Alameda County Williamson Act Reduction

Posted on Feb 17, 2011 in Alameda County Property Taxes Property Taxes, County, Follow Our Work, Vacant Agricultural Land, Vacant Land

Alameda County Williamson Act Reduction

This is a rural property located east of the city of Livermore in Alameda County. The property has over 112 acres, most of which is enrolled in the Williamson Act (a type of agricultural preserve). Improvements include an updated 19th century farm house and a collection of agricultural buildings. There are two appraisal problems to be solved in cases where a property enrolled in the Williamson Act has a residential improvement. The value of the contracted acreage and the value of the residential portion of the property (typically an acre or two). The Cloverdale office and the County Appraiser responsible for this property’s valuation discussed the issues and over the course of about a month came to a mutual conclusion that the 2010 value of the property had a supported Fair Market Value of about $470,000 from $759,636. This is a $286,636 reduction from the original enrolled value saving our client around $3,000 in property taxes.


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