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Parcel Tax

Parcel tax funds allow Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) to restore and maintain current programs, reduce class sizes, enhance campus safety, and recruit and retain qualified teachers. The tax is assessed against each parcel of taxable land within CUHSD boundaries. A parcel is defined as any unit of land in the district that now receives a separate tax bill from the Santa Clara County Assessor's Office.
 
Voters in our district renewed a special Parcel Tax assessment of $85 in 2013 for eight years known as Measure E. The tax expires at the end of fiscal year 2022-23. Other examples of the community's dedication to our students include parcel taxes approved as Measure M in 2004, which expired in June 2008, and renewed as Measure R in 2008, which expired in June 30, 2015.
Parcel Tax Exemptions

 

Residents that live within the CUHSD boundaries can be exempted from paying the $85 CUHSD parcel tax if they fulfill one of the following criteria:

 

  •         Senior citizen (65 years or older), you are the principal owner of the parcel and it is your principal residence.
  •         You are receiving Supplemental Security Income for a disability, you are the principal owner of the parcel and it is your principal residence.

 

As of 2017, this process only needs to be done once. After the initial exemption forms are approved, it will eliminate your CUHSD $85 parcel tax every year going forward until the tax sunsets in 2023.

 

To file for an exemption from the parcel tax for the first time, click here to fill out the electronic application form.

 

PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY REQUIRED:

  • Proof of Age
  • Proof of Residence
  • Proof of Ownership          
  • Benefits Verification Letter issued by the Social Security Administration (for Disability only)

 

Complete your exemption application form by June 30th to be effective beginning July 1st.

 

Please remember that property tax bills should arrive at the property address in October.  If you qualify for a Senior Citizen Exemption and have not yet applied for one, please remember that you must have a copy of your most recent Property Tax Bill prior to turning in your exemption application. If you would like a refund, keep in mind you must pay your bill first and attach proof of payment prior to submitting your request for a refund. 

 

If you have questions, please call the District Office (408) 371-0960 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Oversight Committee

As a requirement of Measure M (2004), Measure R (2008), and Measure E (2013), an independent citizens' fiscal oversight committee will meet annually to determine that expenditures meet the intent of the original ballot measure language as approved by the voters and provide a report to the school board.