Real Property Transfer (Conveyance) Tax

Tax Rate & Levy

A tax is imposed when any lands or other real property, located in the City of Mountain View, are sold or otherwise conveyed to purchaser(s) and the value of the consideration exceeds one hundred dollars ($100.00).

This tax is levied at the rate of one dollar and sixty-five cents ($1.65) for each five hundred dollars ($500.00) or less of the value of the consideration.

The complete details of the tax are contained in Chapter 29 Article V of the Mountain View City Code.

Refunds & Exemptions

The City of Mountain View contracts with the County to handle all real property conveyance taxes. Please submit all documents to the Santa Clara County Recorder's Office to process deed recordings.

In the event that you disagree with the County's assessment and believe your real property transfer should have been exempt from taxes, please complete and forward the Real Property Transfer Tax Refund form to the address below. The form details the conditions under which a request for refund may be made and the documentation required.

Mail completed form to:

City of Mountain View
Attn: Budget Section
Finance & Administrative Services Department
500 Castro Street, P.O. Box 7540
Mountain View, CA 94039-7540

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