The California State Controller’s office also offers a Senior Postponement program. For more information and qualification guidelines, contact the State Controller’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-952-5661. Please note that this option is done strictly through the state.
Prop. 60 allows homeowners 55 years of age and older to transfer the base year value of their principal residence to a newly purchased residence in the same county, providing that certain requirements are met.
Prop. 90 allows a homeowner 55 years of age and older to transfer the base year value of their principal residence in one county to a newly purchased residence in another county providing that certain requirements are met. Only a limited number of counties are participating in Proposition 90.
To apply contact the Ventura County Assessor:
Ventura County Assessor
800 S. Victoria Ave Ventura, CA 93009-1270
1. How long will this process take?
The process for each applicant may vary, a generalized time of completion is 9-12 months.
2. Who is involved in the process?
There are three County of Ventura departments involved: the Assessor’s office, Auditor’s office and
Tax Collector’s office.
3. Do I have to pay my tax bill?
Once an applicant has been approved contact our office to verify the transferring value is a
4. Will I be penalized?
All approved applicants transferring a lower property value will not be
penalized while the process is being completed.
Tax Collector by calling our office at 805-654-3744, by email at email@example.com, or in person at 800 S. Victoria Ave. Ventura CA 93009-1290.
If the Tax Collector did not receive your original check before the delinquency date, you should review our Avoid Penalties by Understanding Postmarks and our Penalty Cancellation Due to a Lost Payment webpages. If after reviewing this information, you believe your payment is lost, you may complete an Affidavit of Mailing. If it is approved, the Tax Collector will apply your payment without penalties.
Taxpayers who submit a completed Cancellation of Penalty request should receive a response from the Treasurer and Tax Collector within 30 calendar days.
For more information and to check eligibility, please contact our office by calling 805-654-3744, emailing us at HelpingHand@Ventura.org, or visiting our office at 800 S. Victoria Ave, Ventura CA 93009-1290.
1. When may I start a payment plan?
You may start a payment plan after the date on which the property has become tax defaulted (June 30) and within five years of that date (at which time your property becomes subject to the power of sale; and 3 years if the property is commercial).
2. What happens if I fail to pay my delinquent taxes?
Once a tax defaults on June 30th (falls into redemption status), a monthly penalty of 1.5% of the base tax will accrue until payment is made. Taxes may remain unpaid for a maximum of five years following original default date, at which time property becomes subject to Tax Collector Power to Sell.
3. Do you take payments over the phone?
No. Our phone representatives are not authorized to take payments over the phone. Payments may be made in office, online, or by mail.
Standard USPS postmarks dated AFTER the statement due date, will be considered late. There are two standard accepted postmarks, one (circular stamped postmark) which is done by the taxpayer handing the postal worker the mail and having it post marked right then, and the standard electronic imprinted postmark for all processed mail found at the top of envelope. The round stamped postmark from a USPS postal worker supersedes the electronic imprinted postmark.
Postmarks Not Accepted:
Metered Mail Postmark aka Pitney Bowes stamped by a machine licensed by the USPS (often used by large private companies), Pre-Canceled Stamps sold through private vendors such as stamps.com, an automated Postal Center (APC) Stamps with, or without a date, purchased from machines located within a USPS lobby.
Change of ownership refers to the sale or transfer of title (whether full or partial) that results in a reassessment of value to current market or purchase value.
For more information and a list of exceptions, please contact the County Assessor, 805-654-2181.
Depending on the time period in which the change of ownership or construction occurred, (i.e., between Jan. 1 and May 31) two Supplemental Tax bills will be created. One for the tax year in which the change or construction occurred for which an assessment was already being collected, and one for the following tax year for which an assessment was set Jan. 1 for which a tax statement is in creation.
Because of the large number of parcels and frequency of properties changing ownership in the County of Ventura, there are often delays in placing new assessments on the roll.