Ventura County Government Center
Hall of Administration Building, Fourth Floor
800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009-1940
Withdrawal / Cancellation of an Assessment Appeal
Withdrawal of an appeal is submitted when the Applicant/Taxpayer no longer wishes to pursue a change in the appealed assessment. Upon submission of a withdrawal, all rights to challenge the appealed assessment are waived and there will be no further review of the pending appeal. Additionally, any pending Assessment Appeal Hearing would be canceled. However, if the Assessor has informed the Assessment Appeals Board of an intent to raise an Assessment, the Withdrawal request may not be accepted. Withdrawals that are conditional on the Assessor taking a particular action will not be accepted.
Persons who do not intend to peruse their appeal are encouraged to submit a signed withdrawal form as soon as possible in order to allow staff to direct their attention to appeals pending for other Taxpayers. Persons who file an Assessment Appeal Application but do not pursue it and do not voluntarily withdrawal will be scheduled for a Public Assessment Appeals Board hearing, where the pending Assessment Appeal Application will be Denied for Failure of the Applicant to make a personal appearance at the scheduled hearing.
Withdrawal submission must include:
- Appeal Application Number
- Assessor Parcel Number (APN)
- Applicant Name
- Signature of the Applicant or Authorized Representative
Withdrawals may be submitted on the Assessment Appeals Board’s Withdrawal form, found by clicking here, or by selecting box #3 on the Hearing Date Confirmation Notice which was mailed to the Applicant and attached to the original Notice of Hearing. Withdrawals may also be submitted on your own letterhead, so long as it includes all of the above required information.
Submission by any one of the following methods are acceptable:
- E-Mail to email@example.com
- Fax to (805) 677-8711,
- US Mail to Clerk of the Board, 800 S. Victoria Av., #1920, Ventura, CA 93009-1920
Possible Reasons to Withdrawal:
- You do not believe you will be able to show that the Assessor’s Original Assessment was incorrect.
- You have received an Official Letter from the Assessor indicating a change in value that you are satisfied with. Such Letters from the Assessor may be entitled; “Notice of Assessment Roll Correction” or “Notice of Enrollment of Escape Assessment”. If your letter is entitled “Stipulation” do not withdrawal.
- The Assessor has issued you an official letter to indicate your Appealed Assessment has been canceled.
Do Not Withdrawal if you:
- Have signed a Stipulation Agreement with the Assessor agreeing to a new reduced Assessment. The stipulation document will be approved and close the pending case.
- Are unable to attend the hearing as scheduled due to a scheduling conflict. In this situation you should request a Postponement or Continuance from the Clerk of the Board. Withdrawal closes the appeal completely, in addition to canceling the hearing.
- Have been informally told you will receive a reduced Assessment, but have not received an official letter yet informing you of the reduction. As withdrawals are not conditional, if the desired reduction does not manifest but an appeal is withdrawn, there is no recourse to obtain that reduction.
- Have already presented a case to the Assessment Appeals Board. The Assessment Appeals Board will render a decision that resolves your pending appeal.
Contact the Clerk of the Board with any questions, including if you do not know your application number, by E-Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (805) 654-2251