The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program allows homeowners who are 62 or older, 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 $45,000 or less.
Pursuant to State law, the Program will not cover any defaulted taxes or any delinquency fees, penalties, or interest. The interest rate for taxes postponed is 7% per year as compared to 18% per year for defaulted taxes. Repayment under this Program becomes due when the homeowner:
Applications are accepted from October 1 to February 10 each year and can be obtained by visiting Property Tax Postponement | California State Controller. Funds are limited and applications will be approved on a first come, first serve basis. For more detailed Program information, contact the State Controller’s Office toll-free at (800) 952-5661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, you may also contact the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office at (209) 468-2133 or email email@example.com.
The programs are open to all eligible Californians who are currently experiencing pandemic-related hardships and have fallen behind on their housing payments. For detailed information about these programs please visit California Mortgage Relief Program | (camortgagerelief.org).