Parcel Tax

Optional Exemptions and Refunds

Optional Exemptions from the $98 Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) Parcel Tax are available to senior citizens (65 years or older) who own and occupy, as a principal residence, a single parcel and apply to the District for exemption. Senior citizens who did not apply for an exemption and have paid the tax in full for the current tax year may apply for a refund. An exemption for 2 contiguous parcels is possible (upon approval of the District) for special circumstances. 

Optional Exemptions from the $98 Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) Parcel Tax are also available to disabled citizen (SSI/SSDI) who own and occupy, as a principal residence, a single parcel and apply to the District for exemption.

Contiguous parcel exemptions are also available. The contiguous parcel exemption allows a property owner to combine adjacent parcels (parcels that share a common border) into one taxable unit. These combined parcels must also be used solely for owner-occupied, single-family residential purposes.  All applications for a Contiguous Parcel tax exemption must also include parcel maps for verification and verification that no residences exist on other parcels.

If you would like the School District to receive $98 for your parcel, then there is no need to request and exemption.

Please remember that property tax bills should arrive at your home in October.  If you qualify for a Senior Citizen Exemption and have not yet applied for one, please remember that you must have a copy of your 2017-18 Property Tax bill prior turning in your exemption application. If you would like a refund, keep in mind you must pay your bill first before coming to the District Office to request your refund. Please  read below for more information.

 


TO APPLY FOR A REFUND FOR THE 2017-18 FISCAL YEAR

  •  Apply in person in the Business Office and bring:
  1. Proof of birth (drivers license, passport, birth certificate or Medicare card)
  2. Your property tax bill
  • If you would prefer to apply by mail, please include the above information as well as the Refund Application Form and mail to the address on the refund form.

The deadline for filing for a refund is June 30.  Therefore, no refunds will be made for the 2017-187 fiscal year after June 30, 2018.  

Please click on the following link to download a refund application (you can complete the form on on-line before saving and printing):

PARCEL TAX REFUND/EXEMPTION APPLICATION

 

If you would like to apply on-line, please click the link below.  You will need a to scan your proof of birth and property tax bill to complete the on-line application.

ON LINE APPLICATION


FILE FOR AN EXEMPTION  FROM THE PARCEL TAX FOR THE 2017-18 FISCAL YEAR (FIRST TIME ONLY)

Beginning November 1, 2017, you may apply in person at the District Office in the Business Services Department, which is located at 589 W. Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm weekdays.

You must bring:

  1. Proof of birth (drivers license, passport, birth certificate or Medicare card)
  2. Proof of residence (drivers license, utility bill, property tax bill, or Social Security Card)
  3. Most recent property tax bill with Assessor's Parcel Number (APN#)

If you would prefer to apply by mail, please include the above information as well as the Exemption Application Form and mail to the address on the exemption form.

Complete your exemption application for next year by June 30, 2018.

Please click on the following link to download an application (you can complete the form on on-line before saving and printing):

PARCEL TAX REFUND/EXEMPTION APPLICATION

 

If you would like to apply on-line, please click the link below. You will need to scan your proof of birth and property tax bill to complete the on-line application.

ON LINE APPLICATION