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Senior Parcel Tax Exemption

The enrollment period is now closed. The next enrollment period will be April 15, 2016 through June 30, 2016. Applications will not be available until that time.

Are you 65 years old or older? Live in your own home as your primary residence? The Santa Clara Valley Water District offers an exemption for qualifying low-income seniors for the Clean, Safe Creeks special parcel tax. The tax was approved by the voters in November of 2000.

The Enrollment Period is April 15 to June 30. All new applications must be received in this office by June 30 to be exempted for the upcoming property tax year. If you miss the enrollment period you must wait for the next year.

  • Please note that mobile homes in parks and homes that are in an irrevocable trust are not eligible for this exemption.

Once you have submitted the application, you do not have to re-apply every year. In the spring, usually by the end of March or early April, we will send you a letter asking if you still qualify. Once we have your verification form we will remove your property from the property tax roll for the Clean Safe Creeks charge.

  • Download more information and application form from the list at right (Forms are available only during the enrollment period).

If you have any questions please email or call the SCVWD Tax Hotline: (408) 630-2810 and leave us a message.