Property Tax Assistance

For Blind, Disabled or Senior Citizens

The State of California administers two programs to assist low-income blind, disabled or senior citizens pay property taxes. The following programs have maximum income levels and have different provisions:

  • Property Tax Postponement
  • Homeowner And Renter Assistance

Property Tax Postponement

If you are blind, disabled, or at least 62 years of age and meet certain income restrictions, you may defer the payment of property taxes on your house, condominium or mobilehome. Under this program, taxes would be paid by the State and the deferred payment would create a lien on the property.

Update from the State of California, Controller's Office

On September 28, 2014, the Governor signed AB 2231 (Statutes of 2014, Chapter 703), which allows reinstatement of the property tax postponement program with some changes. Applications may be filed with the State Controller's Office starting October 1, 2016. Please view more information at the Controller's website.

Homeowners & Renter Assistance

If you are blind, disabled or at least 62 years old and meet State income restrictions, the State may reimburse a portion of the property taxes paid on your house, condominium, or manufactured home. This program does not create a lien on your property.

Update from State of California, Franchise Tax Board

The funding for the Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program is depleted. Please view more information at the Franchise Tax Board's website.