Property Tax & Assessment Information

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Residents of the City of Lake Elsinore will see various line items included in their annual property tax bills that relate to services provided by the City and/or projects constructed by the City or private developers.  These line items are tied to specific parcels and are only included on the property tax bills for parcels that directly benefit from the particular services or projects.

If you own property in the City of Lake Elsinore or if you are responsible for the payment of a property tax bill, you should be aware of the following:

Assessed Valuation

The Riverside County Assessor assesses all property in the City of Lake Elsinore on January 1 of each year.  The value assessed on the property is subject to the ad valorem tax of 1% for the following fiscal year (July through June).  An additional rate may be charged to pay principal and interest on voter approved debt.  A change in ownership or the completion of new construction throughout the year will result in a change in the assessed value of the property and the issuance of a supplemental property tax bill.

Property Tax Collection

The Riverside County Tax Collector is responsible for the preparation and mailing of all property tax bills for the City of Lake Elsinore.  Property tax bills are based on a fiscal year of July through June, and are usually mailed to property owners beginning October 1.  The first installment, or one-half, is due on or before December 10 and the second installment, or second half, is due on or before April 10.  If these due dates are not met, a 10% penalty is assessed immediately.

Any questions regarding assessed valuation or property tax payments should be directed to:

 Riverside County Tax Assessor

4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA 92501

(951) 955-6200


Click on the link below to lookup the annual property tax charges,  including special assessments for parcels located within the City of Lake Elsinore.

California Tax Data / Property Tax Disclosure

Special Assessment Districts & Community Facilities Districts

The City of Lake Elsinore has several special assessment districts within its boundaries.  These districts are formed at the request of the property owner (usually a developer) as a means of financing infrastructure.  Bonds are sold and the money from the bonds is used to pay for the required infrastructure within the district.  In turn, the property owner agrees to pay principal and interest to the bondholders via annual assessments levied on the property tax bill.  The obligation to pay the bondholders remains with the property as a lien and is passed on to whomever owns the property.  The bond issues related to these districts vary in size and term, as do the assessments.

Maintenance Assessment and Service Districts

The City also has several maintenance assessment districts that are billed on the regular property tax bills.  With these assessments, the property owner is assessed their share of the costs incurred by the City in maintaining the districts for the purpose intended.  The Citywide LMD (Street Lighting, Street Landscaping and Street Tree Maintenance) pays for the installation, servicing, maintenance, repair and operation.  All properties in the City of Lake Elsinore are assessed.  The LLMD No. 1 (Street Lighting, Landscaping, Public Park and Recreation Facilities, and Appurtenant Facilities) have specific zones throughout the City.  There are currently 25 zones in this district.  These assessments pass on the costs of installation, servicing, maintenance, repair and operation dedicated by the developer.  

Any questions regarding special or maintenance assessments should be directed to:

City of Lake Elsinore, Finance Department, 130 South Main Street, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 (951) 674-3124 or email at finance@lake-elsinore.org

Annual Reports

FY 2017-2018

Assembly Bill 2109 Parcel Tax Report

California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission Report

Community Facility Districts Annual Disclosure Report

Community Facility Districts Annual Report

Senate Bill 165 Local Agency Special Tax and Bond Accountability Act Report

FY 2016-2017

Assembly Bill 2109 Parcel Tax Report

California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission Report

Community Facility Districts Annual Disclosure Report

Community Facility Districts Annual Report

Senate Bill 165 Local Agency Special Tax and Bond Accountability Act Report

FY 2015-2016

Assembly Bill 2109 Parcel Tax Report

California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission Report

Community Facility Districts Annual Disclosure Report

Community Facility Districts Annual Report

Senate Bill 165 Local Agency Special Tax and Bond Accountability Act Report

FY 2014-2015

Assembly Bill 2109 Parcel Tax Report

California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission Report

Community Facility Districts Annual Disclosure Report

Community Facility Districts Annual Report

Senate Bill 165 Local Agency Special Tax and Bond Accountability Act Report

FY 2013-2014

Assembly Bill 2109 Parcel Tax Report

California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission Report

Community Facility Districts Annual Disclosure Report

Community Facility Districts Annual Report

Senate Bill 165 Local Agency Special Tax and Bond Accountability Act Report