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School Parcel Tax Exemption Application Information
Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Application Form INSTRUCTIONS

A parcel tax exemption is available to:

  • Property owners who are 65 years of age or older on July 1, 2021.
  • Property owners' main residence is the cities of San Mateo or Foster City

request an application

  • You may request to receive an application by mail by calling (650) 312-7269 or emailing cwinter@smfcsd.net.
  • 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.

Information

  • 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 18, 2021.

Current Parcel Taxes - Measure B and measure v

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

Measure

2020-2021 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. 

$119.10 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

$305.44 per parcel per year

Effective 2019

Expires 2028