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  ( Division 15 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

PART 7. ASSESSMENTS [51200 - 51894]

  ( Part 7 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

CHAPTER 6. Cancellation, Refund and Reapportionment of Assessments [51800 - 51894]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

ARTICLE 1. Unnecessary Assessments [51800 - 51810]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )


When a district has levied an assessment and it appears to the board that it is unnecessary to collect all, or some portion of it, and it also appears to the board that the assessment or some part thereof is greater than required to meet all obligations incurred or to be incurred for the purposes for which the assessment or part thereof was levied, the board may, by resolution, request the board of supervisors to cancel all or any portion of the assessment including any interest thereon.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)


The board shall specify in the resolution the portion of the assessment levied against each parcel which is to be canceled, describing each parcel as described in the assessment roll or by the number of the parcel as used in the assessment roll.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)


The board of supervisors, upon receipt of the request, shall appoint a time when it will meet and hear any objections to the request.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)


Notice of the hearing shall be given as provided in Section 51244.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)


Objections shall be written, verified, and filed with the clerk of the board of supervisors, and no objection shall be considered by the board of supervisors or allowed in any other action or proceeding unless made in writing to the board of supervisors within 30 days after the first publication of the notice.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)


At the hearing the board of supervisors shall hear any evidence offered in support of the written objections and may approve, reject, modify or amend the request in any particular.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)


When an order is made approving, rejecting, modifying or amending the request, a certified copy of the order shall be attached to the assessment roll by the county treasurer in whose office the assessment roll is filed.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)


When the order is attached to the assessment roll the secretary shall endorse upon the assessment roll after each parcel assessed the amount of the assessment as to each particular parcel which has been canceled.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)


When a landowner, in any district in which the board of supervisors has canceled any assessment or portion thereof, has paid the assessment levied against his land, the board shall issue a warrant of the district in favor of the landowner in an amount equal to that portion of his assessment which was canceled, with legal interest thereon from the date of such payment to date of the warrant.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)


The warrants shall be payable out of the fund of the district into which the proceeds of the assessments had been paid.

(Amended by Stats. 1953, Ch. 805.)


No assessment or part thereof shall be canceled pursuant to this article if bonds based thereon and secured thereby have been issued and remain unpaid and provision has not been made for the payment thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

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