Administrative Processing Fee
Effecitve July 1, 2010,
a non-refundable $60 administrative processing fee must accompany each application.  Make checks payable to: City and County of San Francisco ("CCSF").  The administrative processing fee shall be waived where either (a) the applicant would qualify for a waiver of court fees and costs pursuant to California Government Code Section 68632; (b) the property is assessed at $7,500 or less; or (c) the difference between the assessed value and the applicant’s opinion of value is $7,500 or less.


Hearing Fee
A hearing fee will be charged to those applicants whose appeals are heard by a full Board panel. There is no charge for applications where the property is assessed at $250,000 or less, or for applications heard by a Hearing Officer.  For properties assessed above $250,000, the following fee schedule will apply:


Current Assessment

$250,001 - $2,000,000

$2,000,001 - $10,000,000

$10,000,001 - $20,000,000

$20,000,001 - $50,000,000

$50,000,001 - $100,000,000

MORE THAN $100,000,000









The applicable hearing fee must be paid to the Assessment Appeals Board no later than 30 days prior to the hearing date.  Half of the hearing fee will be refunded to you if the value is lowered to the opinion of value you stated on your application form or by 30% or more of the current assessment on the roll for the year under appeal.  You must request this refund in writing within 30 days following the date of the Board's decision.  Should you decide to withdraw your application, it must be done in writing and received by our office no later than 30 days prior to your scheduled hearing date in order to obtain a refund of the hearing fee. 


Findings of Fact Fee
Written findings of fact are explanations of the Assessment Appeals Board’s decision and will be necessary if you intend to seek judicial review of an adverse Board decision. Effective July 1, 2010, the fee for preparing findings of fact is $215 per hour, with a maximum of 30 billable hours. A deposit equal to one hour must be made prior to the commencement of the hearing. The requesting party will be billed for any additional time spent (up to 30 hours) over the initial one-hour paid deposit. Additional charges to the requesting party must be paid in full prior to transmittal of the Board’s findings.