Real property or personal property exemptions come in many forms. Still, one thing they have in common is they either reduce or eliminate your obligation to pay real and/or personal property taxes.
There are several conditions/situations under which a property owner may be eligible for tax relief.
The Assessor is required to assess the property at its current market value when a change in ownership occurs or new construction is completed. This usually results in an increase in property taxes. However, there are some change-in-ownership and new construction events that are excluded from reassessment.
Real property sold or transferred between parents and their children, under limited circumstances, will not be reassessed.
Real property sold or transferred from grandparent to grandchild, under limited circumstances, will not be reassessed.
Under certain conditions, persons aged 55 and older may transfer the Prop. 13 base year value of their principal residence to a replacement residence.
Under certain conditions, persons who are severely and permanently disabled may transfer the Prop 13 base year value of their principal residence to a replacement residence.