2017 Exemption and Property Statement Filings
In the last week of December, the Assessor’s office mailed out annual property Exemption Claim forms to all known claimants. The Welfare Exemption Claim, for qualifying non-profit agencies (including some church properties), the Church Exemption Claim and the Historic Aircraft Exemption Claim, must be filed annually. Our office sends out an annual questionnaire to existing claimants of the Religious Exemption to determine if any information has changed.
As required by law, and as changes in ownership are processed in our office, the Assessor also mails Homeowner Exemption claim forms to all buyers of residential property. In order to qualify for a 2017 Homeowner Exemption, the home must be owner occupied as of 12:00 AM January 1, 2017.
For more information, please see Exemptions under the Assessment menu on our main webpage, or contact our Exemptions Division.
Annual Property statement filing requests were mailed to taxpayers at the end of January. All Business owners and existing Agricultural property online filers received an instruction/request letter providing them with a BIN (Business Identification Number) necessary to access our online filing system. Agricultural Property owners who did not previously file online received a paper statement and instructions for online filing, if they should choose to take advantage of this improved service. Owners of apartment complexes, boats and aircraft will only receive a paper statement.
For more information access Personal Property under the Assessments menu on our main webpage, or contact our Business Property division.
As the elected Assessor of Stanislaus County it is my sworn responsibility to uphold the State's Property Tax Laws. Our website is an ongoing part of my commitment to keeping you informed of your rights and responsibilities as property owners in Stanislaus County. To contact our office directly please call (209) 525-6461, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
Don H. Gaekle