Jeffrey Prang

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MISSION STATEMENT

We value people and property by creating an accurate and timely assessment roll while delivering exceptional and professional public service with integrity.

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Assessor Biography

On December 1, 2014, Jeffrey Prang was sworn in as the 27th Assessor for the County of Los Angeles. Mr. Prang’s vision for the Office of the Assessor includes modernizing the systems, building the public’s trust and becoming more accessible to taxpayers.

As Assessor, he is responsible for an annual operating budget of approximately $150 million, more than 1,300 appraisers, managers and support staff located in seven locations throughout Los Angeles County and is responsible for valuing more than 2.6 million secured and unsecured parcels with a value of approximately $1.2 trillion.

Professionally, Jeffrey Prang served as a member of the Executive Staff in the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor. Prior to that he served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Pico Rivera; Senior Advisor to Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy D. Baca; Director of Public Information, City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services; Press Deputy to Los Angeles City Council President Ruth Galanter; and Special Assistant to Los Angeles County Assessor Kenneth P. Hahn. He began his career as a Realtor with Re/Max in Warren, Michigan.

Mr. Prang served nearly 18 years as a council member for the City of West Hollywood, including four terms as mayor. Additionally, he found the time to serve on several key boards and commissions, including the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, Los Angeles County Library Commission and as Chair of the Los Angeles County Sanitation District - District 4, and the Los Angeles County Sanitation District Finance Authority.

In 2000, he was appointed by the Senate Rules Committee to the California Council on Criminal Justice. In 2001, Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg appointed him to the California Council on Interstate Adult Offender Supervision; he was reappointed by Speaker Herb Wesson, Jr. In 2006, Councilmember Prang was elected as President of the California Contract Cities Association, a statewide education and advocacy organization representing California municipalities.

Born in Detroit in 1962 and raised in Warren, Michigan, Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University with a B.A. in International Relations. In 2004, he completed the Program for Senior Executives in Local and State Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He also played trombone in the Michigan State Marching Band and in the St. Clair Shores Symphony Orchestra.

Short Biography/Speakers Introduction

Jeffrey Prang is the current Assessor for the County of Los Angeles. He is responsible for an annual operating budget of approximately $150 million, and a staff of over 1,300 appraisers, managers, and support personnel throughout Los Angeles County. With over 20 years of public service, Mr. Prang has amounted an extensive background in city, county, and state government. He has previously served as a member of the Executive Staff in the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor for two Assessor administrations, as an Assistant City Manager for the City of Pico Rivera, and as a councilmember for the City of West Hollywood for nearly 18 years among other key boards, committees, and commissions. Previously, Mr. Prang was appointed to the California Councils on Criminal Justice and Interstate Adult Offender Supervision and elected as President of the California Contract Cities Association.

Assessor Responsibilities

The Office of the Assessor has the following four primary responsibilities:

1. To locate all taxable property in the County and identify ownership.

2. To establish a taxable value for all property subject to property taxation.

3. To complete an assessment roll showing the assessed values of all property.

4. To apply all legal exemptions.

How Can We Help?

  • Assessor Phone

    For information about other exemptions, exclusions and tax relief, call

    213.893.1239

    Si desea ayuda en Español, llame al número

    888.807.2111

  • Assessor Email

    Send your questions, comments and suggestions to:

    helpdesk@assessor.lacounty.gov

  • Los Angeles County Property Tax Website

    General information about property taxes, including how to read your tax bill and where to find answers to your questions at:

    www.lacountypropertytax.com

  • Property Information Hotline

    Minimal wait times averaging less than a minute and fast transfers to expert staff during normal business hours.

    Toll-free  888.807.2111

  • Automated Interactive Voice System

    Information on valuations and taxes can be obtained by entering the Assessor Identification Number from a property tax bill.

    Toll-free  888.807.2111  press 8

    213.974.3838

  • Convenient Office Locations

    Visit one of the Assessor's conveniently located offices for assistance, pick-up forms or get additional information.

    Office Locations