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Parcel Tax

Orinda USD Parcel Tax Overview

On March 4, 2003, citizens of Orinda approved the Measure A in the amount of $385 per parcel. On March 3, 2009, the community supported measure B in the amount of $124 per parcel tax. 

The measures offset lack of state funding for Orinda USD and amount to about 12% of the total District annual revenue. Parcel taxes have proven crucial to the District's financial health. 

Measures A and B support Orinda K-12 schools in maintaining small class sizes, strong academic programs, libraries, technology and literacy support, retention and recruitment of high quality staff members. The depth and range of these programs have supported student achievement and preparation for success in high school and beyond. 


Parcel Tax Exemption for Low-Income Senior Citizen

The Orinda Union School District parcel taxes provide exemption for a low–income senior.

Exemption Eligibility (2022-23): age 65 or older; and single to four member household income of less than $50,000 (income level changes annually).

Exemption applications must be filed by June 30, 2022.

Instructions and applications can be accessed below, or if it is preferred please call 925-258-6214 or send an email to be placed on the mailing list.

22-23 First Year Application Instructions
22-23 First Year Application

Parcel Tax Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee

As an additional accountability measure, the Board of Trustees will appoint or designate an independent oversight advisory committee of citizens to ensure that the special tax proceeds are spent for their authorized purposes, and to report annually to the Board of Trustees and the public regarding the expenditure of such funds. 

Parcel Tax Oversight Committee Bylaws Adopted 05-09-16
Parcel Tax Resolution 03-07 Measure A ($385.00)
Parcel Tax Resolution 09-06 Measure B ($124.00)