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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: I am over 55 and wish to move to a smaller home. Will my taxes go up?


A: Legislation was passed in 1986 allowing those 55 and over to transfer the assessed value of their principal residence to a replacement residence in the same county if the value of the new residence is equal to or less than that of the original residence when sold. A claim form must be timely filed with the Assessor’s Office to qualify. San Joaquin County does not accept transfers from other counties. For additional information regarding this exclusion, contact our office at 209-468-2658.

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Assessor's Office

44 North San Joaquin Street
Second Floor Suite 230
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: (209) 468-2630
Fax: (209) 468-8383
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4: 30