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Property Tax Postponement

The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement 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 at least 40 percent equity in the home and an annual household income of $45,000 or less (among other requirements).

2020-21 Program Timeline
Applications available: September 2020
Filing period opens: October 1, 2020
Filing period closes: February 10, 2021
Filing period extension* closes: 
*Extension period is authorized for homeowners in the following counties: Butte, Del Norte, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Plumas, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba
June 10, 2021

Program Facts


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For County Treasurer-Tax Collectors and Assessors

Notice of Change in Property Status