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Senior Parcel Tax Exemption

The Santa Clara Valley Water District offers an exemption for qualifying low-income seniors for the Safe, Clean, Water Creeks special parcel tax. The tax was approved by the voters in November of 2012.

Are you 65 years old or older? Live in your own home as your primary residence? Was your total household income for 2014 less than $45,821? If you answered yes to all three question then you are qualified to enroll in our program. To enroll you must submit an application during our enrollment period.

  • Applications can be downloaded by clicking the link at the top right of this page

  • You can also request an application by calling 408 630-2810 or emailing us at

The Enrollment Period is April 15 to June 30. All new applications must be received in this office by June 30 to be exempted for the upcoming property tax year. If you miss the enrollment period you must wait for the next year. Applications are only available during the enrollment period each year.

  • Please note that mobile homes in parks and homes that are in an irrevocable trust are not eligible for this exemption.

Once you have submitted the application, you do not have to re-apply every year. In the spring, usually by early April, we will send you a letter asking if you still qualify. Once you have returned your verification form for ongoing eligibility, we will remove your property from the property tax roll for the Safe, Clean, Water charge for the next property tax year.

If you have any questions or would like to request an application please email  or call the SCVWD Tax Hotline: (408) 630-2810.