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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 for 2017-18 are now available.  The State Controller’s team will begin processing completed applications October 1, 2017 in the order they are received.  Please call (800) 952-5661 or email to join our mailing list.

Filing period extended for homeowners affected by fires, floods, or mudslides in Butte, Inyo, Lake, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Mono, Napa, Nevada, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Solano, Sonoma, Ventura, and Yuba counties.  For information, please refer to the flyer in English or en español.

For a quick reference, download a flyer in Englisha flyer in Spanish, a flyer in Chinese, a flyer in Tagalog, or listen to the audio version.

Flyers are also available three to a page, double-sided in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Tagalog to save paper when printing large quantities.

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

For County Treasurer-Tax Collectors and Assessors

Notice of Change in Property Status