Where Your Property Tax Dollars Go

Countywide, basic 1% property taxes are allocated as follows (approximately): 

1% Property Tax Allocation 

Tax Rate Area Allocations

Enter the Property Address or Tax Rate Area number shown on your property tax bill to see how the basic 1% tax is allocated for fiscal year 2017/18 in your area:
 
Address:  

OR Tax Rate Area #:  

How does this data relate to the taxes on my tax bill?

Your annual property tax bill lists separately all of the tax rates, including the basic one percent tax and voter approved additional taxes (mostly for school bonds), as well as all of the various special taxes, assessments, fees and charges that apply to your property. All of the taxes listed in separate lines on the bill are distributed directly to the agencies levying the charge, except for the one percent tax, which is shared by many agencies.

The Tax Rate Area Allocation shows how the one percent tax levied in each Tax Rate Area is allocated.*

Who determined the allocation amounts and why do we have Tax Rate Areas? 

The original model for allocation was dictated by the State in the Proposition 13 enabling legislation. Basically, each local jurisdiction was allocated a share of the post Prop-13 tax base, and guaranteed that amount, plus a share of the growth in property taxes, in each year thereafter. Tax rate areas were developed so that the growth within each jurisdiction can be calculated and the allocation of that growth can be accomplished as required by law.

Is my property in a Redevelopment Project Area, and if so, how does that affect the allocation?


You can’t tell if a property is in a redevelopment project area by looking at the allocation; however, the list below includes all of the Tax Rate Areas (TRAs) in redevelopment project areas.
 

Fiscal Year 2017-18 Redevelopment Project Area TRAs


 
01001, 01008, 01032, 01033, 01037, 01057, 01080, 01086
 
01138, 01139, 01144, 01146, 01150
 
02012, 02014, 02018, 02051, 02143, 02144, 02145, 02146, 02147, 02148
 
03001, 03005
 
04008, 04024, 04025, 04026
 
06001, 06003, 06008, 06009, 06010, 06011, 06030
 
07001, 07004, 07006, 07007, 07009, 07010, 07014, 07021, 07022, 07030, 07033, 07039, 07041, 07047, 07048, 07050, 07051, 07052, 07056, 07063, 07065, 07066, 07081, 07082
 
08007, 08035, 08046, 08047, 08048, 08050, 08057, 08081, 08082, 08083, 08084, 08085, 08090, 08116, 08117, 08118, 08119, 08120, 08121, 08122, 08123, 08124, 08125, 08126, 08127, 08128, 08129, 08130, 08131, 08132, 08133, 08134, 08135
 
09002, 09026, 09031
 
10003, 10010, 10011, 10013, 10017, 10031, 10034, 10054, 10057, 10082, 10090, 10097, 10098, 10100, 10106, 10107, 10109, 10110, 10111
 
11001, 11005, 11007, 11009, 11010, 11012, 11014, 11018, 11019, 11021, 11023, 11024, 11027 11028, 11029, 11030, 11031, 11032, 11033, 11036, 11037, 11038
 
12004, 12010, 12020, 12033, 12041, 12089, 12105, 12106
 
13001, 13003, 13006, 13013, 13022
 
14003, 14047, 14048
 
16007, 16072, 16147
 
17002, 17076, 17082
 
19004, 19011, 19023, 19030, 19032, 19039, 19041, 19042, 19082, 19083, 19085, 19088, 19090, 19091, 19092, 19093, 19094, 19095
 
58002, 58044, 58046, 58047, 58059
 
62039, 62055, 62056, 62058, 62059, 62062
 
72031
 
79002, 79024, 79027, 79030, 79076, 79093, 79095, 79119, 79120, 79150, 79249, 79257, 79258
 
85014, 85024, 85025, 85061, 85075, 85084, 85087, 85091, 85093, 85094, 85100, 85143, 85158, 85160, 85164, 85165, 85166, 85167, 85168
 
86003, 86015, 86018
 
98013, 98030, 98031, 98034, 98037, 98038, 98056, 98096, 98097, 98098, 98099, 98100
 
If your property is in a redevelopment project area, then the amounts on the Tax Rate Area Allocation apply only to the taxes that were allocated to each jurisdiction in the year the project area was established. Subsequent property tax growth is allocated to the redevelopment agency to repay redevelopment related debt.
 
*Notice and Disclaimer: The data provided is intended to give taxpayers general information on how the property taxes they pay are allocated. In fact, however, taxes are not apportioned by tax rate area. Statutory formulas require further aggregation and the development of apportionment factors using countywide data. While the data provided is used in the development of the countywide factors and is a very good approximation of how an individual’s current year taxes are allocated, it is provided as an approximation only. When actually apportioning taxes, the Auditor-Controller’s Office follows the statutory formulas.