Senior and veteran tax exemption program treasurer
Requirements for eligibility
Applicant must be a senior who is 65 or older or a surviving spouse of a senior who previously qualified for the exemption.
Applicants must have owned and occupied the property as their primary residence for ten or more years.
Fifty percent of the first $200,000 in actual property value is exempt from property taxation.
If Proposition HH passes:
The exemption amount will change and currently qualified seniors receiving a state funded exemption will have portability - meaning that existing exemption recipients will have the option to move or downsize and their exemption will follow them. New applications will still need to qualify under current requirements. Contact the Assessor for more information.
Applicant must be a one hundred percent permanently disabled veteran who has been rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as permanently disabled. (VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement for determining an applicant\'s eligibility.)
Applicants must have owned and occupied the property as their primary residence on January 1st of the year in which they are applying for the exemption. (If the veteran\'s spouse is an owner and the veteran is not, the veteran can still qualify if the couple was married on or before January 1 and both have occupied the property as their primary residence since January 1).
Fifty percent of the first $200,000 in actual property value is exempt from property taxation if the application is approved.