State law allows owners of agricultural land to reduce their property taxes by placing their property into agricultural preserve contracts.
Historical buildings might qualify for a property tax reduction. State law provides for an alternative method of calculating property taxes for qualified historical buildings whose owners have entered into an agreement with their city or the County for unincorporated areas.
If your questions are about the valuation of these historic properties, call the Assessor’s Office at (619) 531-5002.
If your questions are about applying and qualifying for these historic landmark preservation agreements, contact your local jurisdiction.
California law provides that under certain circumstances the initial purchaser of a building with an active solar energy system may qualify for a reduction in the assessed value of the property.
In order to qualify for this reduction, the claim form must be completed and signed by the buyer and filed with the Assessor