How to Lower your Property Tax
California property tax law provides a number of ways individuals and businesses can reduce their property tax assessments. The following information is provided to help you learn more about these programs.
Programs and Information
- Market Value Decline
Includes information on how you have your assessed value review when the market value of your property has declined.
- Building Construction Excluded from Assessment
Tax savings for active solar energy systems, disabled access, fire safety improvements, earthquake retrofits, and builders’ inventory.
- Property Transfers Excluded from Re-assessment
Includes transfers between parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, spouses, domestic partners, and co-tenancy changes.
- Residential Property Owner Programs
Programs for homeowners, 100% disabled veterans, senior citizens, and the disabled.
- Agricultural Property Owners
Programs to preserve agricultural land and reduce taxes.
- Non-Profit Organizations
Includes programs for welfare, church, religious, public school, library, museums, cemeteries, and more.
- Property Damaged, Destroyed, Contaminated, or Taken by Government
Includes programs to temporarily lower property value, or transfer your assessed value.