I bought a home in San Jose this year when my assesment came in it was for $310,000, I paid $250,000. I filed an appeal and it was dropped to $250,000.
Your house hould be assesed now for the price that you paid for it.
If your house was appraised for lets say $250,000 and you paid $300,000 the new assesed value should the be the $300,000. Depending on the time of year that you closed for a part of the year the taxes were paid on the lower value ao you will get a supplemental tax for the differance covering the part of year left.
If you have questions the City Hall is the wrong place to call. Direct your questions to the county tax assessor or treasure.
another thought go on the web to the tax assesor’s page. You should be able to get the current assesment and the last three years. That will give you an Idea of the changes. Also when you closed your real estate agent should have gone over the posibability of supplemental tax bill.
I should be geting a refund from the county or a credit, but it can take up to two years for the county to act when they have to return money, and months to bill for additional money.