Instructions for Schedule B, Interests in Real Property

FPPC Form 700 (2014/2015)
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Instructions - Page 11

Report interests in real property located in your agency's jurisdiction in which you, your spouse or registered domestic partner, or your dependent children had a direct, indirect, or beneficial interest totaling $2,000 or more any time during the reporting period. See Reference Pamphlet, page 13.

Interests in real property include:

  • An ownership interest (including a beneficial ownership interest)
  • A deed of trust, easement, or option to acquire property
  • A leasehold interest (See Reference Pamphlet, page 14.)
  • A mining lease
  • An interest in real property held in a retirement account (See Reference Pamphlet, page 15.)
  • An interest in real property held by a business entity or trust in which you, your spouse or registered domestic partner, and your dependent children together had a 10% or greater ownership interest (Report on Schedule A-2.)
  • Your spouse's or registered domestic partner's interests in real property that are legally held separately by him or her

You are not required to report:

  • A residence, such as a home or vacation cabin, used exclusively as a personal residence (However, a residence in which you rent out a room or for which you claim a business deduction may be reportable. If reportable, report the fair market value of the portion claimed as a tax deduction.)
    Please note: A non-reportable residence can still be grounds for a conflict of interest and may be disqualifying.
    Interests in real property held through a blind trust (See Reference Pamphlet, page 16, for exceptions.)

To Complete Schedule B:

  • Report the precise location (e.g., an assessor's parcel number or address) of the real property.
  • Check the box indicating the fair market value of your interest in the property (regardless of what you owe on the property).
  • Enter the date acquired or disposed only if you initially acquired or entirely disposed of your interest in the property during the reporting period.
  • Identify the nature of your interest. If it is a leasehold, disclose the number of years remaining on the lease.
  • If you received rental income, check the box indicating the gross amount you received.
  • If you had a 10% or greater interest in real property and received rental income, list the name of the source(s) if your pro rata share of the gross income from any single tenant was $10,000 or more during the reporting period. If you received a total of $10,000 or more from two or more tenants acting in concert (in most cases, this will apply to married couples), disclose the name of each tenant. Otherwise, mark "None."
  • Loans from a private lender that total $500 or more and are secured by real property may be reportable. Loans from commercial lending institutions made in the lender's regular course of business on terms available to members of the public without regard to your official status are not reportable.

    When reporting a loan:

    • Provide the name and address of the lender.
    • Describe the lender's business activity.
    • Disclose the interest rate and term of the loan. For variable interest rate loans, disclose the conditions of the loan (e.g., Prime + 2) or the average interest rate paid during the reporting period. The term of a loan is the total number of months or years given for repayment of the loan at the time the loan was established.
    • Check the box indicating the highest balance of the loan during the reporting period.
    • Identify a guarantor, if applicable.

    If you have more than one reportable loan on a single piece of real property, report the additional loan(s) on Schedule C.


Joe Nelson is a city planning commissioner. Joe received rental income of $12,000 during the reporting period from a single tenant who rented property Joe owned in the city's jurisdiction. If Joe had received the $12,000 from two or more tenants, the tenants' names would not be required as long as no single tenant paid $10,000 or more. A married couple would be considered a single tenant.

[Begin illustration of example]

  • CITY: Henry Wells
  • FAIR MARKET VALUE: $100,001 - $1,000,000 (Checked box)
  • NATURE OF INTEREST: Ownership/Deed of Trust
  • IF RENTAL PROPERTY, GROSS INCOME RECEIVED: $10,001 - $100,000 (Checked box)
  • SOURCES OF RENTAL INCOME: If you own a 10% or greater interest, list the name of each tenant that is a single source of income of $10,000 or more: Henry Wells
  • NAME OF LENDER: Sophia Petroillo
  • ADDRESS (Business Address Acceptable): 2121 Blue Sky Parkway, Sacramento
  • TERM (Months/Years): 15 years
  • HIGHEST BALANCE DURING REPORTING PERIOD : $10,001 - $100,000 (Checked box)

[End illustration of example]


  • Income and loans already reported on Schedule B are not also required to be reported on Schedule C.
  • Real property already reported on Schedule A-2, Part 4 are not also required to be reported on Schedule B.
  • Code filers - do your disclosure categories require disclosure of real property?

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