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Assessor's Calendar of Important Dates

NOTE: If Date falls on Saturday, Sunday or Legal Holiday, mail postmarked on the next business day shall be deemed on time.

January 1 Lien Date for next assessment roll year. This is the time when taxes for the next fiscal year become a lien on the property. Assessed values on this lien date are the basis for the property tax bills that are due in installments in December and the following April.
February 1 Second installment of secured taxes due.
February 15 Deadline to file all exemption claims.
April 1 Due date for filing statements for business personal property, aircraft and boats. Business property owners must file a property statement each year detailing the cost of all supplies, machinery, equipment, leasehold improvements, fixtures and land owned at each location within Santa Clara County.
April 10 Last day to pay second installment of secured property taxes without penalty. This tax payment is based on property values determined for the January lien date 15 months earlier.
May 7 Last day to file a business personal property statement without incurring a 10% penalty.
Last week of June Annual mailing of assessment notices to all Santa Clara County real property owners stating the taxable value of the property. Real property owners who disagree with the Assessor's valuation, may present any pertinent factual information to the Assessor's Office to determine the market value of the property before August 1.
July 1 Close of assessment roll and the start of the new assessment roll year. The assessment roll is the official list of all assessable property within the County.
July 2 First day to file assessment appeal application with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
August 1 Last day to request an informal Proposition 8 review.
August 31 Regular roll unsecured taxes due.
September 15 Last day to file an assessment appeal application for reduced assessment with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
November 1 First installment of secured taxes due.
December 10 Last day to pay first installment of secured property taxes without penalty and deadline to file a late exemption for homeowners and veterans.
January 1 Lien Date for next assessment roll year.

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