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Assessor Calendar of Events
 
1st   Taxes become a lien on all taxable property at 12:01 a.m.
1st  
First day to file affidavit and claim for exemption with assessor, but on or before 5:00 p.m. on February 15th.
1st  
Annual secured property tax bill that is issued in the fall is based on ownership and value as of this date.
1st   Property splits and combinations recorded after this date will not appear on the fall tax bill.
 
1st   Second installment of secured real estate taxes is due (Delinquent after 5:00 p.m. on April 10).
1st  
Report to assessor information regarding ownership interests if manufactured home park does not use deeds to transfer ownership.
15th  
Deadline for filing timely claims for exemptions to receive the full exemption - Homeowner's, Church, Religious, Welfare, Museum, Cemetery, Historical Aircraft, Veteran's, and Blind or Disabled Veteran's (late after 5:00 p.m. - a postmark before midnight is considered timely)
15th   Last day to file affidavit for classification of documented vessel.
15th  
Last day to file for the Homeowners' Exemption claim to receive the maximum exemption ($7,000 of assessed value). (Late after 5:00 p.m. - a postmark before midnight is considered timely).
 
1st   Due date for filing annual Business Property 571 Land Vessel Property Statements
10th  
Last Day to pay Second Installment of Real Estate Taxes. (Becomes delinquent after 5:00 p.m. - a postmark before midnight is considered timely).
10th   Annual Payment on the Installment Plan of Redemption is due.
 
7th  
Last Day to file Annual Business Property 571L and Vessel Property Statement before a 10% penalty is added.
May 15 - December 10: Period for filing affidavit and claim for property tax postponement with State Controller.
31st  
Last day to file an amended business property statement to correct errors or omissions on a timely filed statement.
 
1st   Mailing of delinquent tax bills for current year and supplementals.
30th   Last day of the property tax year (Fiscal Year).
30th  
Delinquent property becomes Tax Defaulted for nonpayment of taxes and is subject to the power of sale five (5) years hence if delinquent taxes are not fully paid. Last day (prior to 5:00 p.m.) to open an installment plan of redemption on those parcels in their fifth year of delinquency. Prior to 5PM June 30 of the 5th year Any person with defaulted property may elect to pay delinquent taxes in defaulted property installments.
 
1st   First day of the property tax year (Fiscal Year) .
1st   On or before, Assessor delivers Property Tax Roll to Auditor-Controller.
2nd  
First day affidavit and claim for homeowner or renters assistance may be filed with State Franchise Tax Board.
31st   Business personal property taxes due (Unsecured Property Taxes).
 
1st   Last day to file late affidavit and claim for documented vessel assessment.
1st  
Last day to provide property owners with notice of assessed value for September 15 assessment appeal deadline.
31st   Last day to pay Business Personal Property Tax Bill (unsecured) before penalties are added.
 
1st   Last day to submit written request to tax collector for consolidated tax statement.
1st   Last day to file Application for "Decline-in-Value" reassessment (Proposition 8) with our office. This should be done if you feel the market value of your property is below your Proposition 13 value.
4th  
Last day to inform State Board of Equalization of the total assessed value of property receiving homeowners' exemption.
 
Secured Property Tax bills are mailed
15th  
Last day affidavit and claim for homeowner or renters assistance may be filed (late after 5:00 p.m.) with the State Franchise Tax Board.
31st   Last day of annual secured tax bill mailing (by Treasure and Tax Collector).
 
1st   The first installment of secured real estate taxes is due (Delinquent after 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 10th).
30th  
Last day to file Application for changed assessment for reduction of assessment for the current tax year in Santa Barbara County.
 
10th  
First installment of real estate taxes becomes delinquent after 5:00 p.m. (a postmark before midnight is considered timely.
10th   Last day to file late Homeowners' Exemption to receive 80% of the exemption.
10th   Last day to file late Veterans' Exemption to receive 80% of the exemption.
10th   Last day to file late Disabled Veterans' Exemption to receive 90% of the exemption.
10th   Last day to terminate Homeowners', Veterans', and Disabled Veterans' exemptions.
10th   Last day to file for postponement of taxes with State Controller.
15th   Taxpayer provide annual Racehorse Tax Return form to taxpayers for January 1 filing.
 
 
 
   
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