Property Tax Transfers

What is Proposition 60?

Prop. 60 was a constitutional amendment approved by the voters of California in 1986. It is codified in Section 69.5 of the Revenue & Taxation Code, and allows the transfer of an existing Proposition 13 base year value from a former residence to a replacement residence, if certain conditions are met. This benefit is open to homeowners who are at least 55-years old and are able to meet all qualifying conditions.

 

What is Proposition 90?

Proposition 90 has the same provisions and qualifications as Proposition 60.  The difference is that it allows base year transfers from one county to another county in California.  The only counties that have adopted an ordinance to allow values from other counties are:

 

The County of Orange Assessor’s Office provided these answers to questions often asked regarding Proposition 60/90:

 

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