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Parcel Tax Exemptions and Applications

Co Library Special Tax  (more info)
(Measure A)

Marin County Free Library District:
(for parcels located within Marin County)

$49 per parcel per year, effective 2010 through 2015

Library Zone 2  (more info)
(Measure L)

Marin County Free Library District: (includes parcels located in the City of Novato, and other unincorporated areas of Marin County)

$36 per parcel per year, effective November 1994 and thereafter.

Corte Madera Library  (more info)
(Measure K)

Marin County Free Library District: (includes parcels
within the “Town” of Corte Madera)

$36 per parcel per year, effective fiscal year 1994 - 1995 and thereafter.

FFX-W. Marin Library  (more info)
(Measure L)

Marin County Free Library District: (includes properties located in the Town of Fairfax and all of West Marin)

$36 per living unit, effective November 1993 and thereafter.

  • There is no low-income senior exemption in the ordinance.

 

General Information and Instructions


About Co Library Special Tax

Measure A authorized the Marin County Free Library to place a $49 per parcel special tax on parcels located in the Marin County Free Library District annually for 5 years.  The special tax provides critical funding to bring local libraries up to date, prevent closures, maintain library hours, preserve educational and job-seeking resources for low-income residents, prevent staff lay-offs, maintain collections of books, CDs, DVDs, materials and services, provide ADA accessibility, and ensure local funding that can’t be taken by the state.

Co Library Special Tax Exemptions

To qualify for a senior exemption you must be 65 years of age or older by December 31 of the tax year, own and occupy your single-family residence located in the Measure A tax zone of the Marin County Free Library District.  To obtain an application, click on the following link: Senior Exemptions Application.

To qualify for a contiguous parcel exemption, any parcels which are contiguous must be held under identical ownership and used solely for owner-occupied single-family residential purposes.  A “parcel” shall be defined as any parcel of land, developed or undeveloped, wholly or partially located within the Marin County Free Library District, for which the County Assessor of Marin County has assigned an assessor’s identification number.  To obtain an application, click on the following link: Contiguous Parcel Exemptions Application.

 

About Library Zone 2

Special Tax Zone 2 of the Marin County Free Library imposes a special tax of $36 per year for each parcel located within the Marin County Free Library District for the maintenance of library services and restoration of library hours of operation.

Library Zone 2 Exemptions

To qualify for a low-income senior exemption, any owner age sixty-five (65) years and over of a parcel used solely for owner-occupied single family residential purposes and whose household incomes is Eighty Percent (80%) and below median income for Marin County residents in the same age group, may obtain an exemption from the special tax upon approval of an application.  To obtain an application, click on the following link: Senior Exemptions Application.

Household income is the combined gross income, taxable or non taxable, for all persons who occupy a single family residence and does not include Federal and State income tax adjustments, deductions, exemptions or credits.  A worksheet is provided as a tool to help determine your household income: Household Income Calculation Worksheet. For instructions on how to fill out the worksheet, click on the following link: Instructions for Low-Income Senior Exemption Dual Application.

To qualify for a contiguous parcel exemption, any parcels that are contiguous must be held under identical ownership and used solely for owner-occupied single-family residential purposes. A “parcel” shall be defined as any parcel of land, developed or undeveloped, wholly or partially located within the Special Tax Zone No. 2 of the Marin County Free Library District, for which the County Assessor of Marin County has assigned an assessor’s identification number.  To obtain an application, click on the following link: Contiguous Parcel Exemptions Application.

 

About Corte Madera Library

The Town Council of the Town of Corte Madera imposed a special tax of $36.00 per year for each parcel, located within the Town of Corte Madera for purposes of maintenance of library services and restoration of library hours of operation.

Corte Madera Library Exemptions

To qualify for a low-income senior exemption, any owner age sixty-five (65) years and over of a parcel used solely for owner-occupied single family residential purposes and whose household incomes is Eighty Percent (80%) and below median income for Marin County residents in the same age group, may obtain an exemption from the special tax upon approval of an application.  To obtain an application, click on the following link: Senior Exemptions Application.

Household income is the combined gross income, taxable or non taxable, for all persons who occupy a single family residence and does not include Federal and State income tax adjustments, deductions, exemptions or credits.  A worksheet is provided as a tool to help determine your household income: Household Income Calculation Worksheet. For instructions on how to fill out the worksheet, click on the following link: Instructions for Low-Income Senior Exemption Dual Application.

To qualify for a contiguous parcel exemption, any parcels that are contiguous must be held under identical ownership and used solely for owner-occupied single-family residential purposes. A “parcel” shall be defined as any parcel of land, developed or undeveloped, wholly or partially located within the Town, for which the County Assessor of Marin County has assigned an assessor’s identification number.  To obtain an application, click on the following link: Contiguous Parcel Exemptions Application.

 

FFX – W. Marin Library

There is no low-income senior exemption in the ordinance. If you are a property owner in Zone 1 and believe you are being charged for more living units than you currently own, call the number listed below during open business hours and ask to be connected to the Library’s Special Tax Assessment Coordinator.

(415) 473-6051 (press2)
or

e-mail MCFLParcelTax@marincounty.org