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Senior Citizen Exemptions

Under Government Code Section 50079, persons age 65 and older may be exempted from paying the parcel taxes, provided that an enabling exemption is included in the wording approved by the ballot measure. A “parcel tax” is a special assessment that can be implemented only by the voters approving the ballot measure that authorizes the parcel tax/special assessment. These special assessments can be for a school district, park district, hospital district, etc.

If the exemption language is not included in the ballot language, then there is no mechanism for persons age 65 and older to be exempted from paying the special assessment.

Live Oak School District (831-475-6333)

Soquel Union Elementary School District (831-464-5630)

Mountain Elementary School District (831-475-6812)

Happy Valley Elementary School District (831-429-1456)

Bonny Doon Union Elementary School District (831-427-2300)

Pacific Elementary School District (831-425-7002)

Pajaro Valley Unified School District (831-786-2100)

Santa Cruz City Schools (831-429-3410)

Loma Prieta Joint Unified School District (408-353-1101)

Exemptions available:

  • Senior Exemption Form Measure H
  • Contiguous Parcel Exemption Measure H
  • SSI Exemption Form Measure H
  • Senior Exemption form $150
  • Contiguous Parcel Exemption Form $150

Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District (408-354-2520)