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Exemptions and Assistance Programs

Exemptions

Through the Assessor's Office you can apply for several exemptions:

These programs allow for assessment exemptions that result in tax savings, if applicable. For further information, contact the Assessor's Office at (707) 565-1888.

Another type of exemption is for school parcel tax. These exemptions only apply to direct charges not school bonds that are calculated based on the value of the property. These exemptions are granted by the taxing agency, which will need to be contacted directly for information on qualifying factors. For more information please visit out School Parcel Tax Exemptions section.

Assistance Programs

The State of California administers programs that provide property tax assistance and postponement of property taxes to qualified homeowners and renters who are 62 or older, blind, or disabled. For information on the State's Homeowner or Renter Assistance Program, call the Franchise Tax Board at (800) 868-4171. For information on the Property Tax Postponement Program, call the California State Controller's Office at (800) 952-5661.