Low-income seniors may apply for special property tax exemption

You could qualify to be exempt from paying the Safe, Clean Water property tax

Are you 65 years old or older? Own your home and live in it as your primary residence?

Valley Water offers an exemption for qualifying low-income seniors from the Safe, Clean Water special parcel tax*. The tax was renewed and approved by the voters in November of 2020.

The application period for the 2021 Low-Income Senior Exemption Safe Clean Water Tax is open from April 15, 2021 – June 30, 2021.

Program Requirements for 2021

You could be exempt from the tax if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You were born before June 30, 1957.
  • Your total household income for 2020 was below $60,330. Total household income is the total gross income for every person over 18 years old who lives in the home. It excludes capital gains.
  • You live in and own the home the tax is assessed on.

Please note that mobile homes in parks and homes that are in an irrevocable trust are not eligible.

To Apply

The application is available online at valleywater.org/senior-parcel-tax-exemption.

If you meet the requirements, complete the application and return with proof of age, this could be a copy of your driver’s license, birth certificate, passport, or medical card that shows your date of birth. Please DO NOT send original documentation.

Applications and can be submitted via regular mail or as a legible scanned copy via email.

For more information about the Safe, Clean Water low-income senior tax exemption, or to apply, please visit our website at valleywater.org/senior-parcel-tax-exemption.

*The Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program was renewed and approved by voters in November 2020 and is based on six key community priorities to ensure a safe, reliable water supply while supporting the public health and public safety of our community. More information can be found online at: valleywater.org/safecleanwater.

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