Homeowner Resources

Property Tax Savings Programs: Property Tax Assistance


Blind, disabled or elderly homeowners having a household income of $40,811 or less may qualify for a cash reimbursement to pay property taxes by filing Form 9000. The funding agency is the California Franchise Tax Board. The Franchise Tax Board may adjust the income amount from time to time.


This program will not reduce the amount of taxes owed, nor will it result in a lien against the property.


The 2009/2010 state budget suspended funding for the Gonsalves-Deukmejian-Petris Senior Citizens Property Tax Assistance Law, which provides direct cash assistance. The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) will not be issuing Homeowner and Renter Assistance (HRA) Program instruction booklets and will not accept HRA claims for the 2009 claim year. For the most current information on the HRA program, go to ftb.ca.gov and search for HRA.




The filing period for the property tax assistance program is from July 1st through October 15th. For information and an application, call the State Franchise Tax Board, toll free, at 1 (800) 868-4171.


This is a free service.  There is no charge or fee to file this claim.


San Mateo County residents may request an application from the Assessor-Clerk-Recorder's Office by calling (650) 363-4500.  Ask to speak with a person in the Appraisal Support section.


The agencies listed below also provide free assistance with completing the claim form 9000:


City of Daly City -- City Clerk's Office

333-90th Street

Daly City, CA  94015

(650) 991-8078


Magnolia Senior Center

601 Grand Avenue, 3rd Floor

South San Francisco, CA  94080

(650) 829-3820


El Camino Senior Center

33 Arroyo Drive

South San Francisco, CA  94080

(650) 877-5996


San Mateo Senior Center

50 E. 5th Avenue

San Mateo, CA  94401

(650) 342-0822


Senior Coastriders

535 Kelly Avenue

Half Moon Bay, CA

(650) 726-9056




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