Homeowner Resources

Property Tax Savings Programs: Senior Exemptions for Special School Parcel Taxes


Senior Homeowners (65+) must contact the School District directly to request an application and sign up for the exemption. Some school districts require that exemption requests be made every year. Please check with your school district to verify whether you need to reapply on an annual basis.


School District Name

Phone Number



Belmont-Redwood Shores School District

(650) 637-4800



Brisbane School District

(415) 467-0550



Burlingame Elementary School District

(650) 259-3814



Hillsborough School District

(650) 342-5193



La Honda - Pescadero Unified

(650) 879-0286



Las Lomitas

(650) 854-6311



Menlo Park Elementary School District

(650) 321-7140 ext. 5



Pacifica School District

(650) 738-6600



Portola Valley School District

(650) 851-1777



San Carlos School District

(650) 508-7333



San Mateo-Foster City School District

(650) 312-7269



Woodside School District

(650) 851-1571


Tax Postponements:


Important Notice

In February 2009, the State Legislature indefinitely suspended the Property Tax Postponement Program. Since that time, the state has been working with the Legislature to restore the program or find alternative ways to assist senior, blind and disabled homeowners with their property taxes. However, the Property Tax Postponement Program remains suspended.


Sponsored by the California State Controller (800) 952-5661 or (916) 327-5587


www.sco.ca.gov (click on Tax Information) or send an email to: postponement@sco.ca.gov


Homeowner & Renters Assistance Program (FORM 9000):


Important Notice

All funding for the HRA program has been exhausted. FTB no longer processes correspondence or pays any claims.


Sponsored by the Franchise Tax Board (800) 338-0505 or www.ftb.ca.gov


For information, call (650) 363-4500 or e-mail the Assessor's Division.


Other Property Tax Programs


Builder's Exclusion Disaster Relief
Disabled Veteran's Exemption Homeowner Exemption
Homeowner Assistance Institutional Exemptions
Properties Acquired by Governmental Entities Property Tax Assistance
Property Tax Postponement Property Tax Relief/Market Value Decline
Reappraisal Exclussion for Seniors or Disabled Senior Exemptions for Special School Parcel Taxes