A Property Tax Exemption Form

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Property Taxes for Hillside Wilderness Preserve and Monrovia Public Library 

On July 11, 2000, the voters of the City of Monrovia passed Measure B, approving a special property tax (based on parcel ownership) to fund the acquisition and maintenance of the hillside open spaces (wilderness preserve). Additionally, on March 6, 2007, the voters of the City passed Measure L, approving a special tax for the design, construction, and furnishing of a new public library in Monrovia.

The special taxes related to residential parcels are as follows:

 Parcel Use / Classification  Wilderness Preserve   Library
 Acquisition   Maintenance 
 Single-family Residential Parcel  $39 per parcel  $5.00 per parcel  $62 per parcel
 Multi-unit Residential Parcel  $29 per unit  $3.75 per unit  $46 per unit

Eligibility for Property Tax Exemption 

Exemptions from the property taxes listed above are available to very low-income seniors and very low-income disabled residents. The income thresholds are determined by Los Angeles County and are updated on a yearly basis, requiring residents to re-apply each year.

Applying for Tax Exemption

In order to receive an exemption, a “Wilderness Preserve/Library Property Tax Exemption Request Form” must be completed and filed with the Office of the City Clerk. In the case of multi-unit residential parcels, exemptions are granted only for the unit that is considered the qualified applicant’s primary residence. Please note that a new form must be completed and submitted for each fiscal year the property tax is applicable.


For more details on who qualifies for the exemption, please see page 2 of the form above, or call the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 932-5599.