Meeting Information
  • The Board meets at 9:00 AM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.
  • The Board will conduct evening meetings at 6pm on, April 29th, July 29th, September 30th, 2014.
  • Board members take office the 1st Monday after the 1st day in January at Noon.
BOS Announcements
Board of Supervisors Board Hearing Procedures and Policies

Board Rules of Procedure

Board Rules of Procedure - Adopted January 28, 2014


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Fair Political Practices Commission

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) requires certain elected and appointed officials to file Statement of Economic Interest - Form 700s directly with the FPPC.  Copies of these Form 700s may be obtained by visiting the FPPC Office, website (, or the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.

Board of Supervisors-District 1        Cliff Edson
Board of Supervisors-District 2        Chris Wright
Board of Supervisors-District 3        Merita Callaway
Board of Supervisors-District 4        Debbie Ponte
Board of Supervisors-District 5        Darren Spellman
County Administrative Officer           Lori Norton
Treasurer/Tax Collector                   Barbara Sullivan
County Counsel                               Janis Elliott
Interim County Counsel                   Megan Stedtfeld
District Attorney                               Barbara Yook
Planning Commissioner-District 1     Walter Allured
Planning Commissioner-District 2     Fawn McLaughlin
Planning Commissioner-District 3     Michelle Plotnik
Planning Commissioner-District 4     Kelly Wooster
Planning Commissioner-District 5     Karen Sisk

BOS Meeting Video and Audio


Budget Hearings 2013
Statistical Information

County established: February 18, 1850
Population: As of April 2010 - 45,578
Size: 651,888 acres - Approximately 1,018.58 square miles
4th Congressional District: Tom McClintock, Congressman
1st Senatorial District: Tom Berryhill, Senator
5th Assembly District: Frank Bigelow, Assemblymember

Assessment Appeals Board

Assessment Appeals Board (AAB)

The Assessment Appeals Board conducts hearings on property assessment disputes.  Acting on the basis of relevent evidence submitted at the hearing, it is their role to make a fair, impartial decision on all property assessment disputes appealed between taxpayers and the Assessor.  The Assessment Appeals Board is separate and independent from the Assessor's Office.

The Assessment Appeals Board is a quasi-judicial body composed of five members (three serve at each hearing) appointed by the Board of Supervisors.  The Board members have professional experience in the fields of real estate, property appraisal, accounting, law, or similar areas.  Property owners in the County of Calaveras may file an Application for Changed Assessment with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.

The Assessment Appeals Board handles differences over valuation of property that cannot be resolved by discussion with the Assessor's Office.  They consider all evidence presented by the property owner and the Assessor's Office at a formal hearing.  The Appeals Board then establishes the value of the property in question.

Appeals on regular assessments must be filed between July 2nd and November 30th for secured and unsecured property.

Appeals on supplemental assessments must be filed no later than 60 days after the date of mailing printed on the tax bill or the postmark, whichever is later.

The property taxes you pay are primarily based on your property's assessed value as determined by the County Assessor.  If you disagree with the value established by the Assessor, you can appeal that value to the Assessment Appeals Board.To avoid penalties, you should pay your taxes when they are due and if the Board rules in your favor, you will receive a refund.

Please note:  Prior to filing your appeal, you are urged to discuss the basis of your assessment with the Assessor's staff.  If you do not agree as to the taxable value, you may file an Application for Changed Assessment.  After filing within the deadline, you may still attempt to reach an agreement with the Assessor anytime up to the date set for the hearing.

State Board of Equalization Videos
Local Board Rules
Frequently Asked Questions

Assessment Appeals Forms
Application for Changed Assessment
Request for Withdrawal or Postponement
Application for Appointment to the AAB Board
Claim for Refund Form

Email the Assessment Board Clerk