When buying a home here, be aware of the property tax rates for Manhattan Beach.
For fiscal year 2021-22, the property tax rate is 1.11455801%.
The property tax rate typically is applied to the sale price of a recently purchased home, with no separate appraisal or assessment performed by the county. (There can be exceptions.)
Here is where the various charges on your Manhattan Beach property tax bill come from:
As you can see, neither Los Angeles County nor the City of Manhattan Beach imposes additional property taxes.
The greatest local charge is for local schools. (Also one of the greatest assets for Manhattan Beach!) It comes to about $885/yr. per million dollars in assessed value.
The rate is down about 1 thousandth of a percent since FY 2020-21 (-0.0010501%).
On a sample purchase of $2,000,000, this tax rate would result in property taxes of $22,291 per year, or about $1,858 per month.
These figures, from the LA County Auditor-Controller, do not reflect additional charges expected for the repayment of bonds approved by the voters of Manhattan Beach, such as the recent bonds for school facilities (see below). The latest bonds may result in new charges of up to $30 per $100,000 in assessed value on each property in Manhattan Beach. (Or about $600 per year on a sample purchase of $2,000,000.)
Under California law (Proposition 13), the assessed value of a property may increase by 2.0% per year. When property values decline, the assessed value can be challenged by a homeowner appeal, or may be reduced by the LA County Assessor automatically without such an appeal.
To find updated figures from the Auditor-Controller directly, go to this web page. This allows you to look up current rates and those for the prior year. You will need to input one of the Tax Rate Areas (TRA) for Manhattan Beach, such as 3716. (You can use any TRA for MB, from 3716-3724, 3731, 6154-6156, or 6168-6175 [except 6171].)
On November 8, 2016, the voters of Manhattan Beach approved two bond measures:
On June 5, 2018, the voters of Manhattan Beach approved Measure MB, a parcel tax dedicated to school funding.
Measure MB levies a $225 per year per parcel tax for 6 years. The parcel tax is expected to raise about $2.6 million per year for local schools at a time of declining state funding. The measure received 69.25% support from the voters.
Some homes in Manhattan Beach are in districts that have benefited from the undergrounding of utilities (i.e., "telephone poles.") This clears up views and unclutters the neighborhood.
Generally speaking, homeowners in districts where utilities have been undergrounded will pay an annual fee to pay off the costs of the work, along with the property tax bill. The amount varies by district, property size and which options the homeowner may have chosen at the outset with regard to how to pay.
Los Angeles County handles all property tax billing.
The fiscal year, or tax roll year, for which each year's rate applies is from July 1 of a given year through June 30 of the next year.
Billing is done in the midst of the tax roll year. Property tax bills are mailed no later than November 1 of each year, and are paid in two installments.
The first installment is due November 1 and must be paid no later than December 10 to avoid being delinquent. The second installment is due on February 1 and becomes delinquent on April 10.
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