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School Parcel Tax Exemption Application Information
Fiscal Year 2020-2021

Application Form INSTRUCTIONS

A parcel tax exemption is available to:

  • Property owners who are 65 years of age or older on July 1, 2020.
  • Property owners' main residence is the cities of San Mateo or Foster City

To apply in person

  • Visit us at 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City to obtain a paper application and apply in person
  • We are open from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
  • Please bring a photocopy of your ID or Driver’s License
  • Please bring your Parcel Number

request an application


  • You may request to receive an application by mail by calling (650) 312-7269.

  • Submit your completed application, along with a photocopy of your California Identification, Driver’s License, or Medicare Card to:

San Mateo-Foster City School District
Attn: Business Services
1170 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA  94404

For questions regarding a parcel tax exemption, please contact our Business Services Department at (650) 312-7269.


  • Once an exemption has been granted, it will remain in place for the term of the parcel tax, unless there is a change in the property ownership.  You do not need to reapply for an exemption every year.  The exemption will also carry over for any new parcel taxes; you do not need to reapply.
  • Properties that have multiple owners of 65 years of age or older, one or all can be listed on the same application. 
  • Applications must be received by the District Office by June 12, 2020.

Current Parcel Taxes - Measure B

For application status or questions related to Measure B, contact us at (650) 312-7269.


2019-2020 Tax Amount

Expiration Year

Measure B – San Mateo-Foster City School District (for properties within the cities of San Mateo and Foster City limits) supports the preservation of quality education Grades K-8, by attracting and retaining qualified teachers and staff, maintaining school libraries, providing middle school art and music programs and supporting small class sizes. 

$116.20 per parcel per year

Effective 1991

Does not expire

Measure V - San Mateo-Foster City School District (for properties within the cities of San Mateo and Foster City limits) Measure V funds will support the following:

  • Attracting and retaining excellent teachers and staff
  • Providing outstanding reading, writing, math and science programs
  • Enhancing programs including science, technology, engineering and math
  • Supporting art, drama and music programs

$298.00 per parcel per year

Effective 2019

Expires 2028