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DIVISION 15. RECLAMATION DISTRICTS [50000 - 53901]

  ( 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 5. Reapportioning Assessments [51890 - 51894]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

51890.
  

When any parcel located in a district upon which an assessment has been levied is divided, the board, upon written application signed by any or all of the landowners within the divided parcel, shall enter a minute order directing the reapportionment of the assessment upon the divided parcel in such manner as will charge each of the smaller parcels with a just proportion of the assessment.

When any parcel in a district is subdivided for the purposes of sale in accordance with Part 2 (commencing with Section 11000) of Division 4 of the Business and Professions Code, the subdivider shall make written application to the board for the reapportionment of any assessment of the district upon the parcels and the board shall proceed to make the reapportionment in the manner provided in this article. The expense of the reapportionment shall be paid by the subdivider.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 104, Sec. 3.)

51891.
  

If the application for reapportionment is signed by all of the landowners, the reapportionment is final upon entry of the minute order.

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

51892.
  

If the application for reapportionment is not signed by all of the landowners within the divided parcel, the board upon making the minute order, shall file with the clerk of the board of supervisors a list of the charges assessed against each of the parcels, and the reapportionment shall be approved by the board of supervisors in the manner provided in Article 1 (commencing with Section 51230) of Chapter 2.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 104, Sec. 4.)

51892.5.
  

If no application for reapportionment is received under Section 51890, the district secretary may, upon learning that a parcel upon which an assessment has been levied has been divided or subdivided, reapportion the assessment against that parcel among each of the smaller parcels in proportion to the relative acreage contained in each parcel. The secretary shall give to each owner of the smaller parcels written notice of the reapportionment so determined, advising that the reapportionment will become final unless the owners, or any of them, within 10 days of the mailing of the notice, file with the secretary a written request for a hearing before the board to determine the manner in which the assessment shall be reapportioned. If no request is received, the reapportionment shall become final upon adoption by the board. If a request is received, the secretary shall give to the owner of each of the smaller parcels written notice not less than 10 days prior thereto that a hearing will be held by the board to determine the reapportionment. The determination of the board at the hearing shall be final unless, within 10 days thereafter, an objection is filed in writing with the secretary, in which event the board shall file its order of reapportionment with the clerk of the board of supervisors, and the reapportionment shall be approved by the board of supervisors in the manner provided in Article 1 (commencing with Section 51230) of Chapter 2.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 104, Sec. 5.)

51893.
  

The board shall require, as a condition to the making of any reapportionment pursuant to this article, that each parcel of the divided or subdivided parcel be given suitable means of ingress and egress.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 104, Sec. 6.)

51894.
  

When any assessment has been reapportioned on any parcel, the board shall cause the divisions or subdivisions and reapportionment to be properly entered or endorsed upon the assessment list, and shall file notice of all the changes with the county treasurer.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 104, Sec. 7.)

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