How to Calculate Your Santa Cruz County Property Taxes

If the tax rate in your community has been established at $1.08 ($1.00 base rate and .08 for prior indebtedness), the property tax would be calculated as follows:

Full cash value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $600,000

Because the rate is $1.08 per hundred
of full value, divide the rate by 100.

$1.08 100 = .0108 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X .0108

Tax calculation: Multiply the rate times the full cash value.

Tax amount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     Yearly = $6,480.00

The tax amount may be adjusted for any special benefit assessments, such as sewer service charges, or reduced by any legal exemption which may apply.