Dana Point Boaters Association


Possessory Interest & Personal Property Tax Appeals

The Possessory Interest Tax is a tax on the value of your use of public property; in this case your slip, the marina parking lot, etc. The Personal Property Tax is a tax on the value of your boat. Each tax is assessed separately and may be appealed.  If appealed, the appeals must be done separately. The steps below explain the individual appeal process.

Before you begin please make sure that you have your Possessory Interest and/or Personal Property (Boat Assessment) Tax Bills. It is easy to confuse your PI Tax Bill with a property tax bill, either for your house or your vessel.

Example of Possessory Interest (PI) Tax Bill. (Actual 2011 - 2012 PI Tax Bill). **

Example of Personal Property (Boat Assessment) Tax Bill. (Actual 2011 - 2012 PP (Boat) Tax Bill). **

BEFORE YOU BEGIN - Please read the following information and instruction sheet below beginning your Changed Assessment Application Click Here.

STEP 1 - Print, Fill out and Sign the Application for Changed Assessment Click Here.

STEP 2 - Mail your completed Application For Changed Assessment to the address shown on form, along with copies of any supporting records and documentation you may wish to provide. Be sure to keep a copy of everything you send for your own records. You will most likely need to refer to this information later. **

STEP 3 - You should receive notifications regarding your status throughout the appeals process and be instructed as to the additional steps that will be required. If you do not hear back then call the County Assessor Office at (714) 834-2727. **

**You must address the steps above to start your individual tax appeal process.  Each appeal must be filed separately and completed by September 15th.  Any questions?  Please Email Us.

**Any tax advice included in this written or electronic communication is not intended to constitute legal, accounting, or tax advice, and you should consult your own tax advisor for such advice.  This is intended for informational purposes only, and it cannot be used by the taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding any penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer by any governmental taxing authority or agency.

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