Homeowner Resources

Property Tax Savings Programs: Homeowner Exemption


If you own a home and occupy it as your principal place of residence on January 1, you may apply for an exemption of $7,000 from the home's assessed value, which reduces your property tax bill. There is no charge for filing for the Homeowner Exemption. New property owners will automatically receive an exemption application in the mail. Homeowner Exemptions may also apply to a supplemental assessment if the property was not previously receiving a Homeowner Exemption on the annual Assessment Roll.


Please note that California law provides for only one Homeowner Exemption per owner at their principal place of residence, so a second home would not qualify for the exemption.


San Mateo County residents may request a Homeowner Exemption claim form from this website.  Residents of other counties should contact their local assessor's office for these forms.


In your e-mail request for a homeowner a claim form, please include your full name, property address and/or your Assessors Parcel Number.



Other Property Tax Programs


Builder's Exclusion Disaster Relief
Disabled Veteran's Exemption Homeowner Exemption
Homeowner Assistance Institutional Exemptions
Properties Acquired by Governmental Entities Property Tax Assistance
Property Tax Postponement Property Tax Relief/Market Value Decline
Reappraisal Exclussion for Seniors or Disabled Senior Exemptions for Special School Parcel Taxes