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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). The deferment of property taxes is secured by a lien against the property which must eventually be repaid.

2020-21 Program Timeline

Application filing period extension* open until:

*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 1, 2021

Program Facts

Contact Us/Feedback

To join our mailing list or get more information about the Property Tax Postponement Program, call (800) 952-5661 or email postponement@sco.ca.gov.

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Outreach Materials

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For County Treasurer-Tax Collectors and Assessors

Notice of Change in Property Status