Jes is correct. It really does depend in which community your home is located. No Mello Roos tax - that I know of - just drops off after 10 years have past by default. For instance the Mello Roos tax for homes in Patterson Gardens is scheduled to be levied until 2050! WOW!
There are a couple of ways to get this information:
1) You should be able to see the details of the Special Assessment charges on your property tax bill. Your property tax bill will show property taxes and local taxes for schools, fire dept, lighting etc (Mello Roos included). There may (or may not) be a telephone number next to the Mello Roos tax. If there is, then call; the reps will be able to help you even send you additional documentation.
2) If not no phone number, then you could also call Stanisluas County's give them your address or parcel number (if you have it - this is on your property tax bill as well) and see if they can help. Here is their website with contact information: http://www.co.stanislaus.ca.us/tr-tax/property-taxes.shtm
3) Last option would be to dig out the Natural Hazard Disclosure statement that you received when you purchased the home. This would detail the Special Assessment taxes that are on top of your property tax bill. I always review this with my buyers and sellers during close of escrow.
Hope this helps.
It all depends on the community and when the mello roos mature.
Some mello roos are up to 30 years.
Check with your local RealtorÂ®.
Jes Sierra, B.Sc.
Century 21 Beachside RealtorsÂ®
Chino Hills, CA