Homeowners who get a mailer from Property Tax Adjustment Services, which promises to file reassessment applications for $189, should beware, because that service is available for free.
In a statement released this week, Stanislaus County Assessor Doug Harms and District Attorney Birgit Fladager reminded homeowners that the county evaluates properties each year to determine if their current market value is lower than the assessed value.
Property owners whose assessments are adjusted will get notices this month, officials said, and those who disagree with the result can file an application for a reduced assessment from July 2 to Nov. 30. According to Harms and Fladager, Property Tax Adjustment Services is using a brochure from the assessor's office without permission.
People who have questions about such solicitations should call the assessor's office at 525-6461.