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Senior Exemption - Measure R

Updated March 2019

On February 5, 2008, the voters of Santa Monica and Malibu approved by 73.03% the Measure R parcel tax, which combines and replaces the previous Measures Y and S parcel taxes, contains a CPI-U adjustment, and allows those senior citizens who meet the following criteria to be exempted from the tax:

  • Senior property owner must be at least 65 years of age by June 30th for the year the exemption application is submitted
  • Senior must own and be residing in their property as their primary residence
Filing Period for NEW applicants start on April 1, 2019.

How to Apply:

***Attention: Only use this application form for NEW applications. Parcels that received an exemption in 2018-2019 AND continue to meet the eligibility criteria will be automatically exempted for 2019-2020. If you wish to check your status, please email with your name and address or parcel number. ***
  • Download the Senior Citizen Exemption Application form > (This is a fillable form. Save to desktop, then fill out and print. Sign and return by mail with required documentation).
  • Printed applications are also available in our office at 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Completed & signed applications must be returned, along with required proofs of age, property ownership, and residence to:

Measure R Office - Senior Citizen Exemption
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
1651 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404-3891


Applications must be received and/or postmarked by June 30 for the year the exemption application is submitted (For example, June 30, 2019 for 2019-2020 tax year).

Acceptable Documents:


  • California Driver’s License
  • California Identification Card


  • Utility Bill (such as SoCalGas, Southern California Edison, Internet Bill, Cable Bill, Telephone Bill) - Must show service for senior applicant and property address.
  • DMV auto registration
  • Voter registration


  • Property Tax Bill
  • Title/Grant Deed

Board Resolution

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Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
1651 16th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404