Exclusions, and Tax Relief
If you own a home and occupy it as your principal place of
residence on January 1, you may apply for an exemption of
$7000 off of your assessed value. New property owners will
automatically receive an exemption application. A Homeowners
Exemption will also apply to the supplemental assessment,
if the prior owner did not claim the exemption. Call (213)
If you are a California veteran who is rated 100% disabled,
blind, or a paraplegic due to a service-connected disability
(or if you are the unmarried widow of such a veteran), you
may be eligible for an exemption of up to $150,000 off of
the assessed value of your home. Call (213) 974-3211.
Property used exclusively for a church, nonprofit college,
cemetery, museum, school, or library, may qualify for an exemption.
Property owned and used exclusively by a nonprofit, religious,
charitable, scientific, or hospital corporation is also eligible.
(Call (213) 974-3481.
Certain new construction may be excluded from supplemental
assessment. The property must be for sale and the builder
must file the necessary claim form with the Assessors
Office prior to or within 30 days from the start of construction.
If the form is not filed, a supplemental assessment is sent
to the builder upon completion of construction. Call (213)
If a major calamity, such as fire or flooding, damages or
destroys your property, you may be eligible for property tax
relief. In such cases, the Assessors Office will reappraise
the property to reflect its damaged condition. In addition,
when you rebuild it in a like or similar manner, the property
will regain this pre-damage valuation basis for tax purposes.
To qualify for property tax relief, you must file a Misfortune
or Calamity Claim with the Assessors Office within 60
days from the date the property was damaged or destroyed.
In addition, the loss must exceed $5000 of current market
value. Call (213) 974-8658, or the nearest Assessors
public service location.
Domain - Prop. 3
State law provides that if a government agency acquires property
through condemnation, owners may have the right to retain
that propertys existing assessed value by transferring
it to a replacement property. You must file a claim. Call
In Value - Prop. 8
If the current market value is less than the actual assessment,
the Assessors Office may reduce the assessed value of
any real property. Call (213) 974-3211.
Exclusion - Prop. 58 & Grandparent/Grandchild Exclusion
- Prop. 193
The transfer of real property between parents and children
or from grandparents to grandchildren may be excluded from
reappraisal for property tax purposes. You must file a claim.
Call (213) 893-1239.
for Seniors - Prop 60 & 90
A senior citizen over 55 years of age, who buys a residence
of equal or lesser value (in the same county) than the prior
residence, may be able to have his/her old assessed value
transferred to the new home. You must file a claim. Call (213)
and Permanently Disabled Exclusion - Prop. 110
A severely and permanently disabled person, who buys a new
home, may be able to have his/her old assessed value transferred
to the new home. You must file a claim. Call (213) 893-1239.
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