The Assessment Rolls contain information on every taxpayer in the county. They include the taxpayer’s name, a legal description of their real estate and/or personal property, and the value of any improvements (buildings) on their property. The Archives holds microfilm of all of the Orange County Assessment rolls from 1889-1961 (with the exception of 1956). An index is available for each year from 1889-1957 (including 1956), organized by property owners name. We also hold hundreds of original volumes, dating from 1889-1954; many are organized by city, school district, or road district, duplicating the information found in the general rolls.