Real Estate Values and Property Tax Valuation in Santa Rosa, California

Santa Rosa is home to 61,325 properties with a cumulative value of $23.4B, making up 35.56% of all real estate value in Sonoma County. Property taxes in Santa Rosa totaled $297.2M, with an average homeowner paying $5,083 in taxes compared to the county average of $5,813. The average property tax rate in Santa Rosa is 1.27%, lower than the county average of 1.33%. Properties are valued for tax purposes based on their assessed value, which is typically lower than the market value.

The property tax timeline in California begins on January 1st, when the property valuation date is set. Property value notices are then issued between June and August. Property tax appeals must be submitted by September 15th or November 30th, depending on the county. Finally, property tax bills are issued on October 1st.

Important Dates
Property Valuation Date:January 1st
Property Value Notices Issued:June - August
Property Tax Appeal Deadline:September 15 or November 30 (varies by county)
Property Tax Bills Issued:October 1st
Real Property Tax Bill Due (1st of #):December 10th, 1st half installment
Real Property Tax Bill Due (2nd of #):April 10th, 2nd half
Available Exemptions
SeniorNot Available
DisabledAvailable
HomesteadAvailable
VeteranNot Available
Solar/WindAvailable
CharitableAvailable

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Real Estate Statistics in Santa Rosa, California

Total Real Estate Value
$23.4B
Total Real Property Taxes
$297.2M
Average Property Tax Rate
1.27%
# of Real Properties
61,325

Residential Property Tax by ZIP code in Santa Rosa, California

Santa Rosa property taxes are collected at an average rate of 1.27%, which is slightly lower than the average rate of 1.33% for Sonoma County. However, property tax rates can vary significantly across Santa Rosa ZIP codes. The ZIP code with the highest effective property tax rate is 95407, at 1.38%, while the ZIP code with the lowest effective property tax rate is 95405, at 1.21%. This variation in property tax rates is due to differences in home values across ZIP codes. For example, homes in 95407 tend to be more expensive than homes in 95405, resulting in higher property taxes for 95407.

Overall, Santa Rosa property taxes are slightly lower than the average for Sonoma County, but there is still significant variation across ZIP codes. Homeowners should be aware of the differences in property tax rates across ZIP codes, as this can have a significant impact on their tax bill.

Tax Assessment Value

The following table shows the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentile of property assessment value in each ZIP code in Santa Rosa, California. The tax assessment value may differ from the potential sale value, and is used to calculate the property tax for each piece of real estate.

ZIP Code10th Percentile25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile90th Percentile
95401$40,982$151,183$284,290$455,000$590,000
95403$22,598$157,312$315,353$505,690$656,699
95404$21,478$189,406$382,883$597,706$865,741
95405$75,398$199,050$366,910$558,763$715,265
95407$24,998$143,006$304,038$446,748$561,877
95409$27,533$191,679$420,174$630,986$831,527

Property Tax Bill

This table shows the percentiles of actual property tax paid on residential properties for each ZIP code in Santa Rosa, California.

ZIP Code10th Percentile25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile90th Percentile
95401$1,278$2,280$3,552$5,384$7,074
95403$1,497$2,775$4,447$6,503$8,414
95404$1,370$2,892$4,894$7,206$10,395
95405$1,365$2,706$4,417$6,462$8,229
95407$1,462$2,814$4,259$5,818$7,099
95409$1,653$3,342$5,305$7,400$9,609

Effective Property Tax Rate

The effective property tax rate is calculated by dividing the property tax bill by the assessed value. For the percentiles below, the calculation is performed using the percentiles for property tax bill and assessed value above. Therefore, each consecutive percentile doesn't necessarily show a larger value.

ZIP Code10th Percentile25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile90th Percentile
95401 3.12% 1.51% 1.25% 1.18% 1.20%
95403 6.62% 1.76% 1.41% 1.29% 1.28%
95404 6.38% 1.53% 1.28% 1.21% 1.20%
95405 1.81% 1.36% 1.20% 1.16% 1.15%
95407 5.85% 1.97% 1.40% 1.30% 1.26%
95409 6.00% 1.74% 1.26% 1.17% 1.16%

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Real Estate Values in Santa Rosa, California

Median Sale Price
$750.0K
Total Inventory
270
% Change in Median Sale Price
5.63%
12-month Change

Average Home Value in Santa Rosa, California

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Average home value over time in Santa Rosa, California

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Total unique home listings in Santa Rosa, California

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Housing Expenses in Santa Rosa, California

Housing expenses are a major part of the average household budget in the state. In fact, housing expenses account for nearly one-third of total expenses for the average household. As inflation continues, housing expenses continue to rise, eating up an ever-increasing portion of the household budget. Property taxes are the second largest component of housing expenses for the average property owner in the state, making up a significant portion of the total housing expenses. As housing expenses continue to rise, it is important for households to budget carefully and plan for the future to ensure they can afford their housing expenses.

Monthly Consumer Expenses for West region

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Frequently asked questions

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The average property tax rate in Santa Rosa is 1.27%.
The following exemptions and discounts are available in Santa Rosa: Charitable, Disabled, Homestead and Solar/Wind