What is this service?
This State program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain criteria, including 40 percent equity in the home and an annual household income of $45,810 or less.
Applications will be accepted for the 2021/22 fiscal year beginning October 1, 2021.
On September 28, 2014, the Governor signed AB 2231, which reinstates the State Controller's Property Tax Postponement Program, with some revisions. This program will allow senior, blind, and disabled citizens with an annual household income of $45,810 or less (among other requirements) and 40% equity in their homes to apply to defer payment of property taxes on their principal residence.
On September 28, 2018, the Governor signed SB 1130, which expands the definition of a “residential dwelling” to include a manufactured home, thereby authorizing a claimant who is the owner of a manufactured home to postpone the payment of property taxes.
Applications may be filed with the State Controller's Office beginning October 1, 2021. The filing period ends on February 10, 2022. Applications postmarked after this date will not be accepted. Please see the State Controller's Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions on Property Tax Postponement. You may also call or email the State Controller's Office with further questions at (800) 952-5661 or [email protected].
Prior Program Suspended
In Februrary, 2009, the State Legislature indefinitely suspended the State Controller's Property Tax Postponement Program. The reinstated program, described above, largely replaces the suspended progran with some significant changes, including: limiting the postponement program to those with 40% equity or greater in their homes.