San Mateo County property taxes are assessed at the time you purchase your home; they’re based on the purchase price. We use an estimate of 1.25% of the purchase price to estimate what will be due each year and leave it up to the county to calculate it down to the -nth.
- 45% Schools
- 22% San Mateo County to pay for “health, welfare, human services and criminal justice programs.”
- 17% Cities to fund: “fire, police, and other community services.”
- 9% “Special districts, such as Flood Control and Sequoia Hospital, provide other services to the community.”
- 7% Redevelopment Agencies