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Homeowner's Exemption


The Homeowner Exemption allows a homeowner to exempt up to $7,000 of property value from taxation each year if you owned and occupied your property as your principal place of residence on January 1. 

Applying for Exemption

You must apply for the exemption within 30 days of a supplemental assessment notice or in some cases by February 15.

In most cases, a claim form is automatically mailed to you, but you may also request a Homeowner Exemption claim form from our public service counter or by calling the Assessor's Office at (707) 565-1888.

Once Granted

Once granted, the exemption remains in effect every year until it is terminated.

Note: The claimant is responsible for notifying the Assessor when their property is no longer their primary residence. Failure to do so may result in penalties.

For more information, or for assistance completing the claim form, please visit our offices, contact us by telephone or email.


Deva Marie Proto

County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Office Hours

Monday – Tuesday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Note: Document processing and fee transactions end 30 minutes prior to closing

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Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Assessor's Office

585 Fiscal Drive
Room 104F
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.4659106, -122.7251807

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