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You'll most likely see your property tax bill go up a little each year. Your home's assessed value may increase up to 2% annually per Proposition 13, but if you see a larger than usual jump, it may be due to tax rate increases. 

Voter-approved bond initiatives (usually related to a school district) in your area can impact the amount of property taxes you must pay. This year, newly added bonds led to some significant increases in tax rates.

Here are some of the specific rate increases and decreases you may see in your area:

Rate Increases

San Diego Unified School District

Voters passed Measure YY in the Nov. 2018 election, adding a rate of $60 per every $100,000 of assessed value.  The tax rate for tax rate areas (TRAs) within San Diego Unified increased to 0.05738.  This includes TRA 8001, the county’s largest TRA.

2018 rate: 1.17461
2019 rate 1.23199

District contact: Debbie Foster   (619) 725-7646  dfoster@sandi.net         

Carlsbad Unified School District

Voters passed Measure HH in the Nov. 2018 election, increasing the unified rate to 0.02572.

Mountain Empire Unified School District

Measure JJ passed by the voters in the Nov. 2018 election, increasing the unified rate to 0.04067.

Del Mar Union School District

Measure MM passed by the voters in the Nov. 2018 election, increasing the elementary rate to 0.02674.  The district previously did not have a debt service rate.

Vista Unified School District

Voters passed Measure LL in the Nov. 2018 election, increasing the unified rate to 0.03340.
 

Rate Decreases:

Bonsall Unified/Fallbrook Union High School District

The 1998 Refunding of the Fallbrook Union High Bond, aka Prop J from 1994, is paid off in 2019/20.  With the final payment, Bonsall Unified residents will no longer pay for Fallbrook Union High Bonds.

 

You can see previous years' tax rates in your tax rate area on the Auditor and Controller's website