Our office will be closed Wednesday, June 19, for the Juneteenth holiday.

On Monday, April 29, the Office of the Assessor-Recorder will transition to a new main office phone number, 628-652-8100. For the 12 months following this transition, constituents who call the Office’s prior phone number will automatically be transferred to our new line. As part of this transition, the Office is instituting key upgrades to improve the experience that San Franciscans have when calling us. To learn more, click here.

Some of the solar systems that may qualify for the exclusion may include water heating, space condition, or production of electricity devices.

California law provides that under certain circumstances the initial purchaser of a building with an active solar energy system may qualify for a reduction in the assessed value of the property. In order to qualify for this reduction, this claim form must be completed and signed by the buyer and filed with the Assessor.

A system that uses solar devices, which are thermally isolated from living space or any other area where the energy is used, to provide the collection, storage, or distribution of solar energy.
No. “Active solar energy system” does not include solar swimming pool heaters or hot tub heaters.