Santa Clara County, California Tax Assessors' Office
70 West Hedding Street, East Wing
San Jose, California 95110
Where is the Santa Clara County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Santa Clara County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Santa Clara County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Santa Clara County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Santa Clara County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Santa Clara County Assessor's Office at (408) 299 5500 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Santa Clara County Facts:
The median home value in Santa Clara County is between $697,728.00 and $704,272.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Santa Clara County?
You can try contacting the Santa Clara County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Santa Clara County is located in the County Government Center in San Jose, which is where the Santa Clara County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Santa Clara County with the contact info listed below.
Santa Clara County Phone Number
Santa Clara County County Government Center Address
County Government Center
70 W Hedding St
San Jose, CA 95110-1705
Useful Santa Clara County Links:
- Santa Clara County Tax Records
- Santa Clara County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- City of Cupertino - GIS Map
- Santa Clara County Government Homepage