Real Estate Values and Property Tax Valuation in La Mesa, California

The city of La Mesa has 19,529 properties with a cumulative value of $7.0B, representing 1.88% of all real estate value in San Diego County. Property taxes in La Mesa totaled $98.7M, with an average homeowner paying $5,082 in property taxes compared to the county average of $6,162. The average property tax rate in La Mesa is 1.40%, while the county average is 1.33%. Property taxes are based on the assessed value of the property, which is typically lower than the market value.

The property tax timeline in California begins on January 1st, when the property valuation date is set. Property value notices are then issued between June and August. Property tax appeals must be submitted by September 15th or November 30th, depending on the county. Finally, property tax bills are issued on October 1st.

Important Dates
Property Valuation Date:January 1st
Property Value Notices Issued:June - August
Property Tax Appeal Deadline:September 15 or November 30 (varies by county)
Property Tax Bills Issued:October 1st
Real Property Tax Bill Due (1st of #):December 10th, 1st half installment
Real Property Tax Bill Due (2nd of #):April 10th, 2nd half
Available Exemptions
SeniorNot Available
DisabledAvailable
HomesteadAvailable
VeteranNot Available
Solar/WindAvailable
CharitableAvailable

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Real Estate Statistics in La Mesa, California

Total Real Estate Value
$7.0B
Total Real Property Taxes
$98.7M
Average Property Tax Rate
1.40%
# of Real Properties
19,529

Residential Property Tax by ZIP code in La Mesa, California

La Mesa property taxes are slightly higher than the average San Diego County property tax rate, with an average rate of 1.40%. This rate varies across ZIP codes, with the highest effective property tax rate in La Mesa being 1.42% in the 91942 ZIP code and the lowest being 1.39% in the 91941 ZIP code. The differences in property tax rates across ZIP codes are due to the differences in home values across the different ZIP codes.

Overall, La Mesa property taxes are slightly higher than the average San Diego County property tax rate, but the rates vary across ZIP codes. Home values are the main factor that determines the effective property tax rate in each ZIP code, so it is important to consider the home values in each ZIP code when looking at property taxes in La Mesa.

Tax Assessment Value

The following table shows the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentile of property assessment value in each ZIP code in La Mesa, California. The tax assessment value may differ from the potential sale value, and is used to calculate the property tax for each piece of real estate.

ZIP Code10th Percentile25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile90th Percentile
91941$72,515$195,537$402,031$623,044$805,000
91942$59,927$147,452$278,400$448,187$575,162

Property Tax Bill

This table shows the percentiles of actual property tax paid on residential properties for each ZIP code in La Mesa, California.

ZIP Code10th Percentile25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile90th Percentile
91941$1,771$3,271$5,665$8,123$10,321
91942$1,381$2,406$3,962$5,981$7,557

Effective Property Tax Rate

The effective property tax rate is calculated by dividing the property tax bill by the assessed value. For the percentiles below, the calculation is performed using the percentiles for property tax bill and assessed value above. Therefore, each consecutive percentile doesn't necessarily show a larger value.

ZIP Code10th Percentile25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile90th Percentile
91941 2.44% 1.67% 1.41% 1.30% 1.28%
91942 2.30% 1.63% 1.42% 1.33% 1.31%

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Real Estate Values in La Mesa, California

Median Sale Price
$710.0K
Total Inventory
36
% Change in Median Sale Price
-7.79%
12-month Change

Average Home Value in La Mesa, California

Last updated: November 2023

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Housing Expenses in La Mesa, California

Housing expenses are a major part of the average household budget in the state. In fact, housing expenses account for nearly one-third of total expenses for the average household. As inflation continues, housing expenses continue to rise, eating up an ever-increasing portion of the household budget. Property taxes are the second largest component of housing expenses for the average property owner in the state, making up a significant portion of the total housing expenses. As housing expenses continue to rise, it is important for households to budget carefully and plan for the future to ensure they can afford their housing expenses.

Monthly Consumer Expenses for West region

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Frequently asked questions

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We use a private national data provider that cross-references with county recorder's offices to verify ownership. If in the event our system is unable to verify the property, our team will take further steps to investigate ownership and reach out to the customer for confirmation.
Our success rate varies across geographies; however, in any given year, we typically win more than 70% of our cases, saving clients an average of $1,457 on their property taxes.
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The average property tax rate in La Mesa is 1.40%.
The following exemptions and discounts are available in La Mesa: Charitable, Disabled, Homestead and Solar/Wind