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Property Tax Postponement

The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program returned in 2016 after being suspended by the Legislature in 2009. The program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain criteria including 40 percent equity in the home and an annual household income of $35,500 or less.

Applications became available September 1, 2016.

For a quick reference, download a flyer in Englisha flyer in Spanish, a flyer in Chinese, or a flyer in Tagalog.

For more detailed program information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions, call toll-free (800) 952-5661, or email

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