How to lower your property taxes

LAKEWOOD - Los Angeles County's tax assessment office will begin hosting a series of meetings next month for property owners who think their taxes should be lowered due to a decline in property values.The 90-minute seminars will be offered in Lakewood, Culver City, El Monte, Glendale, Lancaster and Van Nuys starting in January. The Lakewood meeting takes place June 21 at the Angela Iacoboni Library at 10 a.m. Property owners who attend a seminar will learn how to file an application for a reduction in property taxes, how to prepare for a hearing, what qualifies as admissible evidence, what will happen at the hearing and what to expect after the hearing. Residents can also learn how to appeal a decision. For a complete list of seminar dates and times, call (213) 947-7953.

********** Published: December 8, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 34