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Health and Safety Code - HSC


  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 205. )

CHAPTER 8. Pest Abatement Districts [2800 - 2910]

  ( Chapter 8 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

ARTICLE 4. Taxation [2870 - 2876]
  ( Article 4 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )


The district board shall annually before July 10 prepare a written estimate of the amount of money necessary for the purposes of the district during the ensuing fiscal year.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 911, Sec. 64. Effective September 7, 1984.)


The county auditor shall allocate to a district its share of property tax revenue pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 95) of Part 0.5 of Division 1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 911, Sec. 66. Effective September 7, 1984.)


(a)  If the petition for formation of the district states that the property shall be taxed on the basis of area, the rate shall be based on area of land, regardless of assessed valuation.

(b)  If the petition for formation of the district states that property shall be taxed on the basis of a combination of area and some other basis, the district board shall, after a public hearing, determine the proportion of each source of revenue, and may consider zones of benefit or other equitable methods of establishing the rate to be charged based on area.

(c)  The county assessor of each county shall prepare an assessment roll showing the names and addresses and the acreage owned by each person owning land within a district, which roll shall be the basis for the tax provided for in this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 911, Sec. 67. Effective September 7, 1984.)


After a public hearing, the district board shall determine the rate of the tax.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 911, Sec. 69. Effective September 7, 1984.)


(a)  Whenever it appears to the district board that the amount of funds required during an ensuing fiscal year will exceed the amount available, the district board may call an election to submit to the electors of the district the question of whether a special tax shall be voted for raising the additional funds, pursuant to Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 50075) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 5 of the Government Code.

(b)  Notice of the election shall be published for at least four weeks prior to the election.

(c)  No particular form of ballot shall be required, nor shall any informalities in conducting the election invalidate it if it is otherwise fairly conducted.

(d)  At the election the ballots shall contain the words “Shall the district vote a tax to raise the additional sum of ____ ?” or words equivalent thereto.

(e)  The district board shall canvass the votes cast at the election, and, if two-thirds of the votes cast are in favor of the imposition of the tax, shall report the result to the board of supervisors of the county in which the district is situated, stating the additional amount of money required to be raised. If the district is in more than one county, the additional amount shall be prorated for each county by the district board in the same way that the district’s original total estimate of funds is prorated. The district board shall furnish the board of supervisors and auditor of each county a written statement of the apportionment for each county.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 911, Sec. 70. Effective September 7, 1984.)


Any district formed prior to January 1, 1985, may petition the board of supervisors for a change in the method of financing the district’s operations, as provided in this chapter. The board of supervisors shall accept the petition, in lieu of the petition required by Section 2822.5, and shall proceed to consider changes in the method of district financing consistent with Article 2 (commencing with Section 2210) of Chapter 5.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 911, Sec. 71. Effective September 7, 1984.)


All taxes and assessments levied under this chapter shall be assessed and collected at the same time and in the same manner as other taxes are collected for county purposes, and shall be paid into the county treasury to the credit of the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 911, Sec. 72. Effective September 7, 1984.)


The funds of the district shall be withdrawn from the treasury upon the warrant of the district board.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)


The board of supervisors, from time to time, may order a temporary transfer of money from other available funds in the county treasury to the credit of the district fund. The transfer shall be made only upon resolution adopted by the board of supervisors directing the treasurer to make the transfer. It shall not exceed eighty-five per cent of the taxes accruing to the district, and shall not be made prior to the first day of the fiscal year nor after the last Monday in April of the current fiscal year. Any funds transferred shall be replaced from the taxes accruing to the district before any other obligation of the district is met from those taxes.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)


Notwithstanding the basis upon which property in the district is taxed, if a district is organized in any year too late for the levy of a tax in that year or in the next ensuing year, the board of supervisors is authorized to transfer funds of the county not immediately needed for county purposes to the district fund to be used for the payment of the expenses of the district until the district’s special assessment tax receipts are available to it. The board of supervisors shall include, in the levy of taxes for the district for the first fiscal year in which a tax may be levied, a sum sufficient to repay to the county the amounts transferred to the district for the portion or portions of the preceding fiscal year or years for which no levy of taxes was made for that purpose. The amounts transferred shall be retransferred to the county treasury from the district fund out of the first available receipts from the tax levy.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 911, Sec. 74. Effective September 7, 1984.)

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