I have recently purchased property. What are my responsibilities as far as taxes are concerned?

You are responsible for any taxes which were not paid as of the time escrow closed. Even though taxes are prorated between the buyer and seller during escrow and proper credit is given to each, the actual taxes may not have been paid to the appropriate tax collectors. Depending on when the ownership change is placed on the tax roll, the annual tax bill is sent either to the previous owner or directly to you. If you have not received a secured property tax bill by November 1 please contact our office so that we may mail you your bill. Please also contact the Office of the Tax Assessor to change the mailing address. 

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1. How is the amount of my property tax determined?
2. I have recently purchased property. What are my responsibilities as far as taxes are concerned?
3. Can I pay my Real Property taxes via Internet?
4. If an appeal has been filed but is not finalized by the first and/or second half due date, do the taxes have to be paid?
5. Can payments be made on Real Property taxes other than the due dates?
6. If my taxes are overpaid how do I receive a refund?
7. How do I know if my mortgage company has received the tax information for my accounts(s)?
8. Are Property taxes billed on a calendar year or some other basis?