The value of Highland properties increased 4.1 percent to more than $3.9 billion last year, according to the annual Property Assessment Roll signed by San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk Bob Dutton earlier this month.

The 2020 San Bernardino County Assessment Roll contains 815,482 taxable parcels valued at $247.9 billion, which is a 5.7 percent net increase as compared to the 2019 Assessment Roll, according to a press release.

The Assessment Roll reflects only reports ending on Jan. 1, 2020.

“I wanted to highlight this because there are unknown impacts, if any, of COVID-19 on property valuations in San Bernardino County that would not be reflective in this year’s annual assessment roll,” Dutton said.

Upon his signature, Assessor Dutton delivered the 2020 Assessment Roll to San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Ensen Mason.

“This year’s Assessment Roll for San Bernardino County is over $247 billion, which represents a 5.7 percent increase from the prior year,” Dutton said.

Highland’s assessed valuation climbed by more than $157.3 million, from $3.79 billion on Jan. 1, 2019, to $3.95 billion on Jan. 1, 2020.

Ontario had the highest valuation at $29.5 billion with an increase of 7.4 percent. Rancho Cucamonga was second at $28.7 billion with an increase of 4.6 percent.

The largest percentage increase was 11.8 percent in Needles, climbing from $355.6 million to $397.6 million.

State law requires the county assessor to annually value all taxable property in the county to the person, business or legal entity owning, claiming, possessing or controlling the property on the previous lien date of Jan. 1. Assessors also are required to discover all assessable property, inventory and list all taxable property, to value the property, and to enroll the property on the annual local assessment roll.

Assessed valuations should not be used as forecasts or be deemed as predictions of future property valuations. Annual assessment rolls are snapshots in time as of the previous Jan. 1 lien date.

How to check on your property’s value

Individuals wishing to see their personal assessed values may visit the assessor’s website at sbcountyarc.org. The public can also call the assessor’s toll-free number at 1 (877) 885-7654.

Local accessed valuations

 TotalPercent increase
Highland$3,957,284,5184.1
Loma Linda$2,412,552,3493.8
Redlands$10,225,498,6535.3
San Bernardino$16,296,056,7285.6
Yucaipa$4,878,509,351 4.6
Incorporated cities$211,002,595,098 5.8
Unincorporated areas$36,960,974,490 4.7
County grand total$247,963,569,588 5.7

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