A Property Transfer Affidavit must be filed whenever property transfers ownership (even if you are not recording a deed). It is used by the Assessor to ensure the property is assessed properly and determine if the sale is a valid sale to use to help in determining upcoming assessments. It must be filed by the new owner with the Assessor for the City within 45 days of the transfer. If it is not timely filed, a penalty of $5/day up to $200 applies.
If the property will also be your primary residence a Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit should be filed.
Both forms, once completed, can be returned to the Assessor’s Office by either:
- In-person - a date stamped copy will be given to you as your receipt of filing.
- Mail - a date stamped copy will only be mailed back to you if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Please do not email either form.