Property Tax Bills for Some South Orange County CA Homeowners Expected to Drop

Property Tax Bills for Some South Orange County CA Homeowners Expected to Drop

Property tax bills are expected to drop for some South Orange County CA homeowners at Dove Canyon, Robinson Ranch and Trabuco Highlands – where Mello-Roos districts formed a quarter-century ago expire later this year.

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Homeowners there should get the reduced property tax bills after October 2013 when the 25-year-old Mello-Roos districts dissolve.

Mello-Roos is a special tax (assessment) billed to homeowners were there is designated areas known as community facilities districts (CFDs).  These assessments pay for services such as utilities, roads, public safety, schools and recreation.  This California law went into effect in 1982 after Proposition 13 limited governments’ ability to raise property taxes.  Mello-Roos allows government agencies to bond for special projects and pay off the debt through extra assessments collected from property owners.

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Most Mello-Roos districts are created before communities are built, when the landowners (single developers) approve.

After this drop in annual special property tax assessments, homeowners should experience increase in property values and also might find it easier to market and sell the homes.

Final debt payments for CFDs at Dove Canyon, Robinson Ranch and Trabuco Highlands, are due in October 2013, and decline at property tax bills should take effect at that time.

Some other Mello Roos special community facilities districts (CFDs) at South Orange County areas are expected to be dissolved when bonds are paid off over the next ten years.



By Harrison K. Long – Professional real estate representative and Realtor, Coldwell Banker Previews, Orange County, CA – CA BRE 01410855 – Source of information is

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