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.