Property Tax Postponement
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 $35,500 or less.
Applications will be accepted for the 2020/21 fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020.
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 $45,000 or less (among other requirements) and 40% equity in their homes to apply to defer payment of property taxes on their principal residence. Please note that Mobile Homes are excluded from the reinstated version of the postponement program. Applications may be filed with the State Controller's Office beginning October 1, 2020. The filing period ends on February 10, 2021. Applications postmarked after this date will not be accepted. Please see the State Controller's Office Frequently Asked Questions on Property Tax Postponement. You may also call the State Controller's Office with further questions at (800) 952-5661.
Prior Program Suspended
In February 2009, the State Legislature indefinitely suspended the State Controller's Office Property Tax Postponement Program. The reinstated program, described above, largely replaces the suspended program with some significant changes including: limiting the postponement program to those with 40% equity or greater in their homes and excluding mobile homes from the postponement program.