The Los Angeles County assessor's office will open a regional office today in Sylmar.
Chief Deputy Assessor Gary Townsend said the office will house assessors and appraisers from the Chatsworth and Van Nuys locations, which will close down when the Sylmar office opens.
"For the average person, you will be able to get what you need, such as [property] ownership information, at the satellite offices," Townsend said. "You can really get most of what you want done over the phone. If you need a major records search, you will need to go to the regional office."
The Sylmar office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday until Aug. 1. After that, the office will be open Monday through Friday.
As part of the office realignment, the department also will open a satellite location in the Van Nuys office of the registrar-recorder/county clerk.
These are the addresses and telephone numbers of the assessor's offices serving north Los Angeles County:
* The North District Office, 13800 Balboa Blvd. in Sylmar; (818) 833-6000.
* The Santa Clarita satellite office, 25050 Peachland Ave., Room 210; (661) 254-9550.
* The Van Nuys satellite office, scheduled to open May 8 at 14340 Sylvan St. in Van Nuys; (818) 901-3455.
The toll-free property tax information line is (888) 807-2111.