Parcel Taxes & Exemptions

Parcel Taxes

Measure Approved Duration Assessment Funds
Measure I June 2012 July 2013 - June 2021 $38/Yr/Parcel Secondary District  Grades 9-12 Library &
 Counseling
Measure J June 2012 July 2012 - June 2021 $85/Yr/Parcel Elementary District  Grades K-8 Art, Music,
 Library, Counseling
Measure O November 2015 July 2016 - June 2024 $72/Yr/Parcel Secondary District  CTE, STEM, VAPA, After
 school athletic & enrichment
Measure P November 2015 July 2016 - June 2024 $105/Yr/Parcel Elementary District  Class size reduction, Library,
 Art, Life Lab, &
 Various other programs

Parcel Tax Exemptions

The Parcel Tax Exemption Program is For:
Property owners who are 65 years of age or older on July 1st preceding the tax year
Persons receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or
Supplemental Security Income (SSI), regardless of age, who own and reside at the property for which the exemption is being claimed, and whose annual income does not exceed 250% of the 2018 federal poverty guidelines issued by the United States Deptartment of Health and Human Resources (see link below for more information).

The exemption is for the principal place of residence and applies to one parcel only. Exemptions which are approved are effective for the life of the parcel tax, unless ownership of the property changes. Exemptions for applicants receiving disability benefits will be revoked if SSDI or SSI benefits end and/or if annual income exceeds 250% of the federal poverty guidelines above. 

The deadline to apply for exemption from the District's parcel taxes for the 2019-20 tax year is July 1, 2019.

To obtain an exemption from the parcel taxes in effect, an application must be filed before July 1st preceding the next tax year. Applications and Instructions may be requested by calling (800) 273-5167.  They can also be obtained at the Santa Cruz City Schools District Office, 133 Mission Street, Suite 100, Santa Cruz. The exemption applications can also be downloaded here:

2019-20 Senior Citizen Exemption Application - English
2019-20 Senior Citizen Exemption Application - Spanish

2019-20 Supplemental Security Income Recipients Exemption Application - English
2019-20 Supplemental Security Income Recipients Exemption Application - Spanish

2019-20 Social Security Disability Insurance Recipients Exemption Application - English
2019-20 Social Security Disability Insurance Recipients Exemption Application - Spanish

United States Dept. of Health and Human Resources 2018 federal poverty guidelines

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