It will also tell you whether the bills have been paid.
The access is based on APN no. To find out the APN no using an address use the GIS viewer from the assessor's office: http://assessorparcelviewer.saccounty.net/GISViewer/Default.aspx
Typically the property taxes (without special assessment) would be around 1.2+% range.
However, in areas like Elk Grove, there are special assessments like Mello Roos, which can add quite a bit. It is not atypical to have Mello Roos/special assessment for $2,000 or more per year.
Generally, most newer properties have some form of mello roos in Sacramento area.
The past year property taxes, as well as their assessed values, can also be viewed at websites like zillow.com
You can estimate the annual taxes by multiplying the sales price times 1.25%.
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