Kings County Assessor
Kings County Government Center
1400 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA. 93230
(559) 582-3211 Ext. 2486
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
January 1 : Lien date, 12:01 a.m. on the first day of each year. This is the date that property taxes become a lien on the property. First day to file personal property statements with the Assessor if required or requested.
February 15: Last day for Welfare & Veteran's Organizations to timely file affidavit and claim for exemption with the Assessor. Last day for Veterans, Disabled Veterans, Cemeteries, Colleges, Exhibitors, Free Public Libraries, Free Museums, Public Schools, Welfare, Owners of Historical Aircraft, Churches, and Homeowners to file affidavit and claim for exemption with the Assessor.
Important New Services
The Kings County Clerk/Recorder’s Office is excited to announce the implementation of our new Clerk/Recorder system beginning Monday, June 17, 2013.
One of the features of our new system allows us to publish, as a free service to our community, Searchable indexes for Birth, Death, Marriage, Real Estate, & Fictitious Business Names. In addition to the new indexes you will also be able to complete and submit applications for Fictitious Business Names and Marriage License on-line. We hope you will find these new services useful. To get started just click on the link below.
Important Information for Williamson Act and Farmland Security Zone Property Owners
On Tuesday, December 21, 2010, the Kings County Board of Supervisors approved the implementation of AB 1265 to modify Williamson Act and Farmland Security Zone contracts within the county. For information on the financial ramifications of this decision on your property, please see our Williamson Act and Farmland Security Zone FAQ page.
This site last updated on
January 8, 2014
The County Assessor
is a constitutionally elected official responsible for discovery,
valuation and enrollment of all locally assessable property within
The Kings County
Assessor's Office is committed to a philosophy of service and accountability
to the public, whose interest is best served through the sound administration
of the property tax laws.
this philosophy we will:
in identifying ways to improve and simplify the process for understanding
property tax assessments
in promoting and encouraging voluntary compliance with the property
Be fair in
our treatment of all property owners and consistent in our administration
of the law
Be firm in
adhering to our fundamental principles and values, yet flexible
in our methods for serving the public and accomplishing our goals.
In keeping with
our most significant, commonly-held principles and values:
high quality work products and services based on our commitment
to public service, excellence, and accountability.
to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct.
the laws equitably, impartially, efficiently, and accurately.
and protect the confidentiality rights of the public and our employees.
every individual, the public, and other private and government
agencies with courtesy, respect, dignity, and concern.
the individual and teamwork, and the contribution that each makes
to our office and the public.
responsibility for the public's trust and work together with other
departments and agencies in a cooperative, mutually supportive
environment with honest and open communications