Santa Cruz County Government
The Builder's Exclusion


This information, produced by the Santa Cruz County Assessor explains how owner- builders may avoid paying supplemental taxes.

Who is eligible for the Builder's Exclusion? Is it only for Contractors?

What does the Builder's Exclusion cost?

How does one qualify for the Builder's Exclusion?

There are only two simple requirements for the Builder's Exclusion:

How long does the exclusion last?

What if the property doesn't sell and I decide to move in?

What if I don t file a claim until after construction is complete?


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