California Property Tax Information (2012-2013) [Go To Different State]
California Property Taxes [Go To Different State]
The median property tax in California is $2,839.00 per year for a home worth the median value of $384,200.00. California counties collect an average of 0.74% of a property's estimated fair market value as property tax.
California has one of the highest average property tax rates in the country, with only nine states levying higher property taxes.
California's median income is $78,973 per year - the average yearly property tax paid by California residents amounts to 3.59% of their yearly income. California is ranked 15th of the 50 states for property taxes as a percentage of median income.
The exact property tax levied depends on the county in California the property is located in. Marin County collects the highest property tax in California, levying an average of $5,500.00 (0.63%) yearly in property taxes, while Modoc County has the lowest property tax in the state, collecting an average tax of $953.00 (0.6%) per year.
|Median Property Tax||Percentage Of Income||Percentage Of Property Value|
|$2,839 (10th of 50)||3.59% (15th of 50)||0.74% (33rd of 50)|
California Property Tax Calculator
While the exact property tax rate you will pay will vary by county and is set by the local property tax assessor, you can use the free California Property Tax Estimator Tool to calculate your approximate yearly property tax based on average property tax rates across California.
If you would like to get a more accurate property tax estimation, choose the county your property is located in from the list on the left. Property tax averages from this county will then be used to determine your estimated property tax.
You can choose any county from our list of California counties for detailed information on that county's property tax, including average tax amounts and a county-specific tax calculator tool.