Santa Cruz County
On this page you will find all of the necessary exemption, exclusion, and change of ownership forms available to California homeowners in beautiful Santa Cruz County. All forms are fillable on your computer by using Adobe’s free .pdf viewer, Acrobat Reader. Upon the purchase of a form, a receipt will be emailed to you containing instructions on how to fill out the form. The instructions provided do not constitute legal advice and should be treated as supplemental information. When in doubt, consult a tax attorney.
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What is it?: The Homeowners Exemption is a property tax exemption worth $7,000 of the assessed value of your property. A reduction of $7,000 in the assessed value of your home will save you $70.00 on your tax bill every year.
What is it?:The exemption is designed to be larger than the homeowners exemption, and can exempt $150,000 dollars from your property value for low income veterans who make $40,000 or less, and $100,000 for those who make more.
What is it?: The proposition allows for homeowners fifty-five or older to transfer their existing Proposition 13 tax basis to a new home purchase.
What is it?: Proposition 60 allows for homeowners of any age who are severely or permanently disabled to transfer their existing Proposition 13 tax basis to a new home purchase.
What is it?: Propositions 58 and 193 allow property owners to pass their existing Proposition 13 tax basis to their children when they die.
What is it?: Propositions 58 and 193 allow property owners to pass their existing Proposition 13 tax basis to their grandchildren when they die.
What is it?: If you or your spouse that lives with you are severely and permanently disabled, you can buy a home of equal or lesser value than your existing home and transfer the trended base year value of your existing home to your new property. Also, you can modify your current home as long as the modifications directly satisfy disability requirements.
What is it?: You qualify for this exclusion if you have purchased a home with a solar energy system already installed after the year 2006.
Change of Ownership
What is it?: A change of ownership form for when you sell off the entirety or a portion of your property.
What is it?: A change of ownership form for when you sell off the entirety or a portion of your property due to the death of the owner.
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