Homeowner's Exemption

Shelly Scott, Assessor - Recorder - County Clerk

If you own and occupy your principal place of residence on lien date, January 1, you may apply for a homeowner's exemption that would exempt $7,000 of your home's assessed value from property taxation. The California Constitution provides for the exemption of $7,000 (maximum) in assessed value from the property tax assessment of any property owned and occupied as the owner's principal place of residence. The homeowner’s exemption reduces the annual property tax bill for a qualified homeowner by at least $70. This would result in a savings of approximately $70 per year on your property tax bill.

To receive the full homeowner’s exemption, the property owner must reside on the property January 1, and file the homeowner’s exemption claim form with the Marin County Assessor’s Office by February 15th. If the application is filed between February 16th and December 10th, a partial homeowner’s exemption (80%) will be approved

If the home is purchased after January 1st, the exemption is applied to the supplemental assessment, unless the prior owner received the homeowner’s exemption on the secured bill. The homeowner’s exemption claim form has to be filed within 30 days of your supplemental notice. A partial homeowner’s exemption is approved, if the homeowner’s exemption claim form is returned prior to the due date of the first installment of the supplemental bill.

To apply for the homeowner's exemption or If you need additional information or have more questions, please contact the Marin County Assessor Exemptions Division.

If you need additional information, please contact the Marin County Assessor’s Office.

Assessor’s Office / Room 208 / Office Visit by Appointment Only — Appointments Available 9am to 3pm

  • The Real Property division of the Assessor’s Office is available between the hours of 8am to 4pm for phone calls or e-mail correspondence, Call (415) 473-7215 with Assessment questions or email us.
  • Please visit our electronic calendar to schedule your appointment with the Real or Personal Property divisions of the Assessor’s Office, or you may phone our offices to schedule your appointment.

You may also visit the Homeowners Exemptions FAQ section for additional information.