Senior, SSI, and SSDI Parcel Tax Exemptions

On November 5, 2013, District voters approved a parcel tax (Measure R) to support Belmont-Redwood Shores School District students and schools.  The parcel tax is set at $174 per year for 10 years, beginning with the 2015-2016 tax year and continuing through the 2024-25 tax year.

In addition, on June 5, 2018, District voters approved an additional parcel tax (Measure K) to support Belmont-Redwood Shores School District students and schools.  The parcel tax is set at $118 per year for 5 years, beginning with the 2017-2018 tax year and continuing through the 2022-23 tax year.

Senior citizens and recipients of SSI and SSDI may request an exemption from paying the Measure R and Measure K parcel taxes.  You may be able to obtain the exemption for the life of Measure R and Measure K with one filing. Any previously approved exemption for Measure R will automatically apply to Measure K without an additional application.

Copies of the Parcel Tax Exemption Application are available by clicking on the link to the right or in person at the District Office. To obtain an exemption, you must submit the following by mail or in person to the District Office:

  • A completed Parcel Tax Exemption Application;

  • A copy of your current property tax bill;

  • A copy of an official identification (e.g., a driver's license, state identification card, Medicare card, or passport) that shows proof of age;

  • If applying for an SSI or SSDI exemption, a copy of your proof of qualification; and

  • If applying for an SSDI exemption, a copy of your most recent tax returns.

Please return the documents to the District Office by June 15, 2019, to begin receiving a parcel tax exemption for the 2019-2020 tax year.  (The deadline has already passed for 2018-19.)

The Belmont-Redwood Shores District Office is located at 2960 Hallmark Drive, Belmont, CA 94002.  If mailing your Parcel Tax Exemption Application and supporting documents, please note "Attn: Parcel Tax Exemptions."

If you have any questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact Maria Acevedo at 650-637-4800 ext. 1000 or at macevedo@brssd.org.