Old Orange County Court House
OC Auditor-Controller Seal
County of Orange Seal
Eric Woolery

Property Tax bills:
     Treasurer Tax Collector
Property Tax assessment:
     County Assessor
Appeal your property tax assessment:
     Clerk of the Board
Document Records / Real Estate Fraud Hotline:
     Clerk-Recorder's office

Apportionment Cycle

The Auditor-Controller’s role in the Property Tax cycle is to calculate tax rates and apportion the tax dollars. The Auditor-Controller’s Property Tax Section is responsible for the timely and accurate apportionment of property taxes to the County, cities, Redevelopment Trust Funds, school districts, and special districts.

Aerial view of Costa Mesa

Of the $6.2 billion property taxes paid by Orange County property owners County government receives 10.7% or approximately $660 million. While the Orange County Treasurer Tax-Collector sends the property tax bills and collects the payments, the Auditor- Controller allocates and distributes those collections to a wide variety of agencies in a process called apportionment. Property tax revenue is allocated according to property tax law to the County’s cities, school districts, water districts and a variety of special districts.