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California Property Tax Calculator

Estimate My California Property Tax

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Our California Property Tax Calculator can estimate your property taxes based on similar properties, and show you how your property tax burden compares to the average property tax on similar properties in California and across the entire United States.

To use the calculator, just enter your property's current market value (such as a current appraisal, or a recent purchase price). For comparison, the median home value in California is $384,200.00. If you need to find your property's most recent tax assessment, or the actual property tax due on your property, contact your county or city's property tax assessor.

  1. The median property tax on a $384,200.00 house is $2,843.08 in California
  2. The median property tax on a $384,200.00 house is $4,034.10 in the United States
Please note: This estimator is based on median property tax values in all of California's counties, which can vary widely. For a more specific estimate, find the calculator for your county.
Property Tax Tip This calculator is excellent for making general property tax comparisons between different states and counties, but you may want to use our California property tax records tool to get more accurate estimates for an individual property. In many cases, we can compute a more personalized property tax estimate based on your property's actual assessment valuations.


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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
california Property Tax Data
California Franchise Tax Board
Tax Statistics & References