What are the property tax rates in San Diego County, California?

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Property taxes are computed in California, based upon the purchase price of the home. CA law states that 1% of the assessed value – or purchase price in this case – sets the tax basis. In addition to the 1%, there would be a small .1 – .2% for any local taxes. CA law also stipulates that annual property taxes cannot increase by any more than 2%, keeping property taxes here fairly stable. 

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Are you planning to move and relocate to San Diego County and want to know what the property tax rates for San Diego County are?

Please check out the San Diego county property tax table rates below. A few things to keep in mind regarding property taxes in California is that in addition to the property tax in San Diego, some properties have  special assessments or Community Facilities District (CDF) Assessments or also popularly known in California as Mello Roos tax.

If you have the parcel # for the property you are purchasing and would like to find out if you have to pay a Mello Roos tax, please visit the San Diego County Office of Property Tax Services – web link to lookup Mello Roos information by parcel#.

This information will provide you Assessed Valuation, Tax Rates and a breakdown of all Special Assessments (including Mello-Roos or CFD).

If you need assistance finding a Secured Tax Parcel number, please call the Assessor’s office at (619) 236-3771 or Property Tax Services at (858) 694-2901

Visit the County of San Diego Office Property Tax Services Website to look up property tax rates by Cities, School District, or Tax Rate Area.

Average San Diego Property Tax Rates

The following table lists a typical Tax Rate Area for each city in San Diego County.

  Tax Rate Area Tax Rate Multiplier
City of Carlsbad090001.07100
City of Chula Vista012651.11845
City of Coronado020021.04781
City of Del Mar110011.02497
City of El Cajon030011.21417
City of Encinitas190061.06051
City of Escondido040131.12725
City of Imperial Beach140181.16620
City of La Mesa050031.17869
City of Lemon Grove150121.19086
City of National City060451.10299
City of Oceanside070001.06185
City of Poway171711.09488
City of San Diego080011.17901
City of San Marcos130661.09029
City of Santee160071.16444
City of Solana Beach 18005 1.02497
City of Vista 122361.07901

How to calculate your property tax in San Diego, California

To calculate what your estimated San Diego California property taxes are likely to be, multiply your expected purchase price, by the number in the Tax Rate Multiplier column.  This will result in your estimated annual property tax obligation.  Remember, property taxes are paid twice a year in California in December and April. If you have a mortgage, the lender could also impound or escrow your estimated property taxes for the year, so you are paying for the property tax on a monthly basis.

Property taxes in California are capped at a maximum of 2% annual increase.

If your property has additional Mello Roos taxes, these will be added onto your property taxes.

What is Mello Roos?

Simply stated, Mello-Roos is a special tax levied against homes located within newer developments in a city in California.   These special taxes help to pay for basic needs of the community, like emergency services, new schools, new parks, street lights, landscaping, watering of landscaping and other new governmental facilities.

Mello-Roos taxes are actually Bonds.  These bonds do have an expiration date.  Many, but not all, bonds mature in 30 years. Also, there are some portions of Mello-Roos taxes that may not expire or that could be extended.

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