Is there a way to find out where mello roos taxes are located?

Asked by Pet, 99206 Sun Apr 6, 2008

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Josh Painter…, Agent, Temecula, CA
Sat Mar 14, 2009
Not sure why this hasn't been posted yet, but you can search by address here:

Once you search the address, click on "View Tax Bill"

You will see a complete breakdown.

Sometimes this site is down for maintenance, in which case you can call or email me and I'll use an alternate method.
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Suzanne Ash, Agent, Sebastopol, CA
Tue Oct 23, 2012

The CFD/AD Administration assists in the establishment of Mello-Roos Community Facilities Districts and Assessment Districts within Riverside County.

What is a Mello-Roos Community Facilities District?

In 1978, Proposition 13 was enacted by Californians, which limited the ability of many public agencies to finance new projects. In 1982, Senator Henry Mello and Assemblyman Mike Roos affected the passage of the “Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982” (the Act) authorizing local governments and developers to create Community Facilities Districts (CFDs) for the purpose of selling tax-exempt bonds to fund public improvements.

Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act
The Act allows any county, city, special district, school district or joint powers of authority to establish a CFD, which allows for the financing of public services and facilities. Basically, it allows communities to raise funds for improvements to infrastructure (streets, sewers, storm drains), even though Proposition 13 limits their ability to tax property.

In order to establish a CFD, it must be approved by a two-thirds margin of qualified voters in the district. If there are fewer than twelve registered voters within the district, the vote may be passed by current landowners. At the close of the legal proceedings, an established CFD has all the legal privileges of a legally sanctioned governmental body.

How are CFDs used?
New development requires infrastructure (streets, sewers, storm drains). Local governments are forced to require developers to put in the necessary regional infrastructure for new home developments. The developer then adds the cost of this infrastructure to the price of each new home. The homebuyer pays more for the home, therefore increasing the amount of the mortgage.Many developers opt for establishing a CFD so they can sell the homes at a lower price. Prior to the sale of the homes, they are the only “voters” in the CFD and thus have the power to create the district for future property owners. The CFD has the power to issue tax-exempt bonds to pay for the infrastructure. The cost is then passed on to the homeowner in the form of annual special taxes.Without the CFD, the homebuyer would probably pay more for the home resulting in a higher mortgage payment, and would also be paying higher property taxes on the increased cost of the home.

How can I contact the Auditor-Controller’s Office?

We are located at:
4080 Lemon St. 11th Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
Telephone: (951) 955-3800
Fax: (951) 955-3802… This link will take you
a TON of info on the Mello/Roos in this area.
Good Luck
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Jane Grant, Agent, Aguanga, CA
Thu Mar 12, 2009
Pet, The best and most accurate way is to check each listing that you are interested in. When I pull listings for a client and the client tells me the ones that interest them most. I pull the property tax bill roll from the Riverside County Tax Assessors website using the exact Assessors Parcel Number. This shows the exact amount paid for the property taxes on each particular house. Our multiple listing service makes it easy for us to click on the bill with a click down menu.

Please contact me if you would like tax information on any and all homes in Southwest Riverside County.
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Rozfrazier20…, Home Buyer, Menifee, CA
Thu May 4, 2017
can a community vote to not have mello roos tax
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Lmarshall3las, Home Buyer, Menifee, CA
Sat Dec 10, 2016
does arcadia have mello roos
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Cheryl Kuech…, , Hemet, CA
Fri Nov 7, 2008
By contacting a local realtor or by calling any title company. Landwood Title will give that info if you have an address or APN number. Their phone number is 714-835-6370. There seems to be some issues of late where buyers are receiving the same tax bill as previous owners even though home has sold for less. Be very careful, prepared and aware.
Cheryl Kuechler
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Christopher…, Agent, Hemet, CA
Sun Apr 6, 2008
I dont know of a map that lists areas in Menifee....or anywhere else in Riverside County that "Map" Mello Roos areas. Pretty much a general knowledge issue with local Realtors. Not hard to tell in some cases but, requires more research in others as some listing agents have no idea and, with Bank Owned homes, are sometimes not concerned at all with the potential buyer. Do your due diligence as some of the developments can exceed 2% in total taxes. The basic tax will change as the value changes yet, the Mello Roos are not effected by the purchase price. In some cases, this will bring your total tax obligation to nearly 3%. Caveat Emptor!
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Laarni G. Om…, , Orange County, CA
Sun Apr 6, 2008
Hi Pet,

You can call Riverside County Recorder's Office and find out if your house has mello-roos taxes and for how long.
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