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. This computes to a savings of up to $70 on your property tax bill.
What is a Homeowner's Exemption?
Applying for Exemption
You must apply for the exemption within 30 days of a supplemental assessment notice or between February 15 and December 10 for a late filed annual claim.
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. You can download and print the claim form, in the link above. We require the original claim form, no scans, copies, faxes, or emails. No digital or stamped signatures.
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 or contact us by telephone or email.