Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

Revenue and Taxation Code

Property Taxation

Part 4. Levy of Tax

Chapter 3. Reimbursement for Costs Mandated by the State

Article 5. Additional Property Tax Rates* †

Section 2280.01

2280.01. Additional rate for local agency. (a) A local agency may levy, or have levied on its behalf, a rate in addition to the maximum property tax rate established pursuant to this chapter for purposes authorized by this section.

(b) In the event that a local agency desires to levy a property tax rate for a specified purpose, it shall submit a proposal to levy such a tax to the qualified voters thereof for approval. The proposal shall specify the maximum rate to be levied.

(c) An election held pursuant to this section shall be called, held and conducted in the same manner as required by Article 6 (commencing with Section 2285).

(d) In the event that the qualified voters of a local agency approve an additional property tax rate as provided in this section, such tax rate may be levied for the purpose specified in the ballot proposition.

(e) Once the purpose for which the additional property tax rate was authorized has been accomplished, the additional rate shall terminate.

(f) The proposal may specify a date on which the special property tax rate shall terminate.

History.—Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 30, in effect January 1, 1978. Stats. 1979, Ch. 516, in effect January 1, 1980, renumbered the section which was formerly numbered 2280.

* Article 5 shall not apply to property tax rates for the 1978–79 fiscal year.

† Section 60 of Stats. 1979, Ch. 282, in effect July 24, 1979, provided that Article 5 shall not apply to property tax rates for the 1979–80 fiscal year.