Filing an Application

To file an application for any of these exemptions, call the Assessor at (209) 385-7631 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Homeowner's Exemptions

Owning a Home

If you own a home and occupy it as your principal residence on January 1 of the current year, you may apply for a Homeowner's Exemption. This exemption will reduce your annual tax bill by about $70.

Building or Acquiring a Home

If you build or acquire a home and there was no exemption on the annual tax roll, you may apply for a Homeowner's Exemption on the supplemental tax roll. In order to qualify, you must occupy the home within 90 days of the completion of new construction or the change in ownership. You should apply for this exemption within 30 days of receiving a Notice of Supplemental Assessment.


You must immediately notify the Assessor's Office if a property becomes ineligible for a Homeowner's Exemption after it has been granted an exemption.


Homeowner's Exemptions are not automatically transferred between properties. If you move, you must file an application for a new exemption.

Disabled Veteran's Exemption

If you are a veteran who is totally disabled (100% service-related), blind in both eyes, or has lost the use of more than one limb as a result of injury or disease during military service, you may apply for a Disabled Veteran's Exemption. It is also available to unmarried surviving spouses of such a veteran.

Institutional Exemptions

Real and personal property used exclusively by a church, college, cemetery, museum, school, or library may qualify for an exemption from property taxation. Properties owned and used exclusively by an non-profit religious, charitable, scientific, or hospital corporation may also be eligible.