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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 Applications filing period for the 2018-19 tax year is October 1, 2018 to February 10, 2019. Please call (800) 952-5661 or email if you prefer to have an application mailed to you.

For a quick reference, download a flyer in Englishen Español (Spanish), 中文 (Chinese), sa Tagalog (Tagalog), or listen to the audio version.

Flyers are also available three to a page, double-sided in English, en Español (Spanish), 中文 (Chinese), and sa Tagalog (Tagalog) to save paper when printing large quantities.

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

For County Treasurer-Tax Collectors and Assessors

Notice of Change in Property Status