Claim your homeowner’s exemption. What is the homeowners’ exemption? Property taxes are based on the assessed value of your home, which is determined by the County Assessor’s Office. In this post, I am referring to Solano County in California. If the home is your primary residence and you are not receiving another property tax exemption of greater value, you may qualify for a homeowners exemption which will reduce the tax you pay. Once granted, the exemption continues from year to year.
To obtain the full exemption you must make a timely filing (usually by February 15) of a simple form with the County Assessor. A partial (80%) exemption may be granted for homeowners who file a late affidavit and claim for exemption with the assessor between February 16th and December 10th. To find out more information, contact the Solano County Assessors Office at (707) 784-6210. Or write:
675 Texas Street. Suite 2700
Fairfield, CA 94533-6338
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm