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California Personal Property Taxes

$2,839.00

Avg. 0.74% of home value
Tax amount varies by county

The median property tax in California is $2,839.00 per year for a home worth the median value of $384,200.00. Counties in California collect an average of 0.74% of a property's assesed fair market value as property tax per year.

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, so the median yearly property tax paid by California residents amounts to approximately % 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% of median home value) yearly in property taxes, while Modoc County has the lowest property tax in the state, collecting an average tax of $953.00 (0.6% of median home value) per year.

For more localized property tax rates, find your county on the property tax map of California to the left or in the county list below. Jump to county list ►

California Property Tax Rates

Property taxes are collected on a county level, and each county in California has its own method of assessing and collecting taxes. As a result, it's not possible to provide a single property tax rate that applies uniformly to all properties in California.

Instead, Tax-Rates.org provides property tax statistics based on the taxes owed on millions of properties across California. These statistics allow you to easily compare relative property taxes across different areas, and see how your property taxes compare to taxes on similar houses in California.

The statistics provided here are state-wide. For more localized statistics, you can find your county in the California property tax map or county list found on this page.

California Property Taxes
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)

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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 median 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.

Keep in mind that assessments are done on a property-by-property basis, and our calculators cannot take into account any specific features of your property that could result in property taxes that deviate from the average in your area.

Your county's property tax assessor will send you a bill detailing the exact amount of property tax you owe every year.

California Property Taxes By County

You can choose any county from our list of California counties for detailed information on that county's property tax, and the contact information for the county tax assessor's office. Alternatively, you can find your county on the California property tax map found at the top of this page. Hint: Press Ctrl+F to search for your county's name

Median Property Taxes In California By County
Alameda County
$3,993
Tax Assessor
Alpine County
$2,244
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Amador County
$1,932
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Butte County
$1,548
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Calaveras County
$2,193
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Colusa County
$1,403
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Contra Costa County
$3,883
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Del Norte County
$1,416
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El Dorado County
$2,744
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Fresno County
$1,666
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Glenn County
$1,433
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Humboldt County
$1,651
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Imperial County
$1,343
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Inyo County
$1,414
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Kern County
$1,746
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Kings County
$1,353
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Lake County
$1,645
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Lassen County
$1,234
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Los Angeles County
$2,989
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Madera County
$1,616
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Marin County
$5,500
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Mariposa County
$1,482
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Mendocino County
$2,002
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Merced County
$1,558
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Modoc County
$953
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Mono County
$2,299
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Monterey County
$2,894
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Napa County
$3,342
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Nevada County
$2,697
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Orange County
$3,404
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Placer County
$3,441
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Plumas County
$1,475
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Riverside County
$2,618
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Sacramento County
$2,204
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San Benito County
$3,716
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San Bernardino County
$1,997
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San Diego County
$2,955
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San Francisco County
$4,311
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San Joaquin County
$2,340
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San Luis Obispo County
$3,002
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San Mateo County
$4,424
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Santa Barbara County
$2,919
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Santa Clara County
$4,694
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Santa Cruz County
$3,661
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Shasta County
$1,595
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Sierra County
$1,486
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Siskiyou County
$1,245
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Solano County
$2,700
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Sonoma County
$3,160
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Stanislaus County
$1,874
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Sutter County
$1,858
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Tehama County
$1,186
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Trinity County
$1,081
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Tulare County
$1,320
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Tuolumne County
$1,755
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Ventura County
$3,372
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Yolo County
$2,708
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Yuba County
$1,566
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