Santa Clara County residents age 65 years or older may be eligible for a parcel tax exemption from the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program special parcel tax approved by voters in November 2012.

The enrollment period for qualifying low-income seniors is open through Friday, June 30, 2017. To be approved, you must:

  • Have a birth date before June 30, 1953
  • Have a total household income for 2016 was less than $48,375
  • Own a home and live in it as your primary residence
  • Note: mobile homes in parks and homes that are in an irrevocable trust are not eligible for this exemption

New applicants must mail or deliver a signed application the water district headquarters office by June 30 to be exempt from the upcoming property tax year.

Mail or drop off address:
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Senior Exemption Program
5750 Almaden Expressway
San José, CA 95118

Hours: Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.)

Seniors who are already receiving the exemption do not need to re-apply. A verification letter and form will be mailed to participating seniors to verify continuing eligibility. To view a list of frequently asked questions click here. 

If you have any questions regarding this program, please email seniorexemption@valleywater.org or call the water district tax hotline at (408) 630-2810 and leave a message.

2 comments

  1. Just checking for my mothers exemption status we filed last month and processed in person.. Her home is located at 1353 No. San Pedro Street. San Jose, Ca 95110

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