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Property Tax Postponement Program Suspended Effective February 20, 2009

On February 20, 2009, the Governor signed Chapter 4, Statutes of 2009, which immediately suspends the Senior Citizens' Property Tax Deferral Program.  This legislation prohibits the filing of claims for property tax postponement and prohibits the Controller from accepting claims filed after February 20, 2009.  As a result of the program suspension, the Controller will no longer accept claims for property tax postponement pending modification or repeal of this new law.  However, the Controller Office will continue processing claims postmarked prior to February 20, 2009.  For the most current information on the PTP program please visit or website at

California Homeowner or Renter Assistance Program

Important update from the State of California regarding this program: The state budget approved for the 2008/2009 fiscal year deleted funding for the Homeowner and Renter Assistance (HRA) Program. Since there is no funding in the state budget for this program, 2008 claims cannot be paid or processed.

In addition, funding has been reduced for all existing HRA workloads. As a result, you may experience delays with phone calls or HRA claims and correspondence for 2007 and prior years.

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