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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 $45,810 or less (among other requirements). The deferment of property taxes is secured by a lien against the property which must eventually be repaid.

The 2020-21 PTP application period has closed.

The 2021-22 PTP applications will be available beginning September 1, 2021.

Program Facts

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Outreach Materials

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For County Treasurer-Tax Collectors and Assessors

Notice of Change in Property Status