Construction has started if any physical activity on the property has resulted in visible changes that are recognized as the initial steps for construction.
The veterans' exemption may be applied to real or personal property located in the county, and exempts up to $4,000 off of the assessed value of the property
R & T Code 73, Assembly Bill 1451 (Ch. 538, Stats. 2008)
The property tax incentive for the installation of an active solar energy system is in the form of a new construction exclusion. Therefore, the installation of a qualifying solar energy system will not result in either an increase or a decrease in the assessment of the existing property.
Under California Constitution Article XIII A (Proposition 13) real property is reappraised only when a change in ownership occurs, or when new construction takes place.
Any misfortune or calamity that was not the fault of the property owner or the party responsible for the taxes eligible for property tax relief under Section 170 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code under certain requirements.