Each parcel owner within the Los Gatos – Saratoga Union High School District (the district) is taxed $49 per parcel a year. This special tax money is used directly by the district to provide support for core academic programs such as math, science, and English, to retain and attract teachers, and to maintain programs to prepare students for college and careers in demand, and to provide classroom materials such as books and laboratory equipment.
Exemptions AvailableThe following exemptions will be granted upon application annually:
Senior citizen exemption: Property owners who are over 65 years of age or older on June 30, 2023 may apply for this exemption.
**June 8, 2023 Update: Parcel Tax Verification letters have been mailed. Please note, the district only removes the $49.00 parcel tax exemption if the district receives a returned verification letter indicating the exemption status no longer applies to the parcel. Therefore if the district does not receive notification of canceled parcel tax exemption status your parcel will not be removed from the exemption list.
Contiguous parcel exemption: This parcel tax exemption is for property owners who own parcels that are contiguous, used solely for owner occupied, single-family residential purposes, and held under identical ownership.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for a disability exemption OR the Social Security Disability (SSDI) exemption: If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for a disability, or are receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), and you are the owner of a parcel within the Los Gatos – Saratoga Union High School District, and that parcel is your principal residence, you may qualify to receive this exemption. You must own and live in your home as of July 1 of the year the tax is due.
How do I apply for an exemption?*
Complete an application form. Your Assessor's Parcel Number (APN#) can be found on your annual Tax Bill, the Notification of Assessment card, or by calling the Santa Clara County Assessor's Office, Public Services Division at (408) 299-5500.
- (if applying for SSI or SSDI exemption) Provide a Benefits Verification Letter issued by the Social Security Administration receiving Supplemental Income for a disability.
- Provide one of the following as verification of residency:
- Driver's License
- Utility Bill
- Social Security Check
- Tax Bill
- Mail the completed application form, a Benefits Verification Letter and proof of residency to:
Los Gatos – Saratoga Union High School District
17421 Farley Road West
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Attn. Parcel Tax Exemptions – Pola Michelle