K. E. Coleman, El Dorado County Treasurer-Tax Collector, shares news from the State
Controller’s Office that applications for deferment of 2020-21 property taxes will be available
some time this month.
The Property Tax Postponement Program, or PTP Program, administered by the State
Controller’s Office, allows eligible homeowners to postpone payment of property taxes on their
primary residence. To be eligible, you must: be at least 62, or blind, or have a disability; own
and occupy the home; have a total household income of $45,000 or less; have at least 40%
equity in the home; and meet other requirements. Repayment under the PTP Program
becomes due when the homeowner: moves; sells; transfers title; defaults; refinances; dies or
obtains a reverse mortgage.
Funding for the program is limited. Applications are accepted from October 1 to February 10
and are processed in the order received.
Coleman advises, “This is a popular program, so if you are interested and feel that you may
qualify, do not delay. Contact the State Controller’s Team by phone at 800-952-5661 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An addition to the PTP Program last year,” continues
Coleman, “that was an added benefit for many seniors in our County, is that manufactured
homes now qualify.”
Requirements are subject to change without notice if the law is revised. Additional information
and eligibility requirements can be found on the California State Controller’s website at