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Property Tax Postponement

The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program returned in 2016 after being suspended by the Legislature in 2009. The program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain criteria including 40 percent equity in the home and an annual household income of $35,500 or less.

The 2016 application filing period is closed.  Applications for 2017-18 will be available in September 2017.  Please call (800) 952-5661 or email to join our mailing list.

For a quick reference, download a flyer in Englisha flyer in Spanish, a flyer in Chinese, or a flyer in Tagalog.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Fact Sheet or Frequently Asked Questions, call toll-free (800) 952-5661, or email

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