The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) was created to implement a comprehensive wildfire prevention and emergency preparedness program for Marin County. MWPA is funded by a parcel tax approved by voters in March 2020. There is a low-income senior parcel tax exemption available to homeowners who meet certain criteria. You must re-apply every year before June 30th.
To qualify for an exemption from the Measure C – Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority – parcel tax, homeowners must meet the following criteria: • Owner must be 65 years old, or older, by July 1 of any applicable tax year • Property must be an owner-occupied, single-family residence (house, condo, town home) • An exemption application must be filed annually before June 30th. • Household income is equal to or lower than the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) income limits for assisted housing programs (based on number of people in household): Income Limits for Exemption Eligibility (2023-24) : 1 Person $104,400 2 People $119,300 3 People $134,200 4 People $149,100 5 People $161,050
Applications are available annually from February - June.
Click here for more information regarding the 2023-2024 Low-Income Senior Homeowner Exemption Application. A link to download the form will be located at the bottom of the page. Applications must be printed and mailed to the address listed at the bottom of the form, and postmarked no later than June 30, 2023. Applicants may call NBS at any time to request an application by mail or email for the upcoming tax year. Applications will be sent once the application period opens. Those wishing to receive annual notifications will need to call or email NBS each year to remain on the list. To request a notification when the application period opens: contact NBS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1(800) 676-7516