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Senior Citizen Exemption Office

Welcome to SFUSD's Senior Citizen Exemption Homepage!


Over the past decade, the citizens of San Francisco approved measures to provide critical supports to the San Francisco Unified School District: the Quality Teacher Education Act of 2008, the School Facilities Special Tax of 2010 and the Living Wage for Educators Act of 2018 (LWEA).

All of these measures included an exemption for seniors living on the property provided they meet certain criteria. Please use this page as your resource for understanding one's eligibility for an exemption from these charges as well as the process to apply for and receive an exemption from school district.


Information for New Applicants  (Español | 中文)

Information for Renewal (Español | 中文)

***Attention: Only use this application form for NEW applications. Parcels that received an exemption in 2018-2019 AND continue to meet the eligibility criteria will be automatatically exempted for 2019-2020. If you wish to check your status, please email us at with your block and lot number and also the name of the senior occupant on the parcel. ***


How to get a 2019-2020 Application:


  • All applications and supporting copies of documents must be received by the SFUSD Senior Citizen Exemption Office by June 30, 2019 at 5 P.M.
  • No late application forms will be accepted.
Assessments for 2019 – 2020:
  • Quality Teacher & Education Act of 2008: $261.70
  • School Facilities Special Tax of 2010: $38.28 
  • For Single Family Dwellings or $19.14 per unit in multiple unit complexes.
  • Living Wage for Educators Act of 2018: $309.52

Application Process