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In general, the welfare exemption from local property tax is available to property of organizations formed and operated exclusively for qualifying purposes (religious, scientific, hospital or charitable), which use their property exclusively for those purposes. Both the organizational and property use requirements must be met for the exemption to be granted.
The Welfare and Veterans' Organization Exemptions are jointly administered by the Board of Equalization (BOE) and the county assessor. The BOE determines whether the organization is eligible to receive the welfare or veterans' organization exemption and the county assessor determines whether the use of the property is eligible for the exemption.
If the BOE determines that an organization is eligible, the BOE issues an Organizational Clearance Certificate for the claimant to provide with exemption claim forms filed in any of the 58 counties.
The county assessor reviews claims for the welfare exemption, and the assessor's determination of whether an organization's property use satisfies the requirements of section 214 will be made by the county assessor without review by the BOE staff. However, the assessor may not grant a claim unless the organization holds a valid Organizational Clearance Certificate issued by the BOE. The assessor may deny an exemption claim, based on non-qualifying use of the property, notwithstanding the claimant's organizational clearance certificate granted by the BOE.
The law recognizes mid-year acquisitions of real property by qualified organizations. The property will be eligible for exemption from the supplemental assessment if the organization claiming the exemption is a qualified organization and meets the qualifications for the exemption no later than 180 days after the date of the change in ownership or the completion of new construction. A claim for exemption from supplemental assessment must be made on or before the 30th day following the notice of supplemental assessment sent by the county assessor. If a claim is filed after the 30-day period, a partial exemption is available.
BOE-267: Claim for Welfare Exemption (First Filing), (claim form for initial request of welfare exemption for a specific property when the claimant is a new filing in the county or requesting exemption for a new location in the county) BOE-267-A: Claim for Welfare Exemption (Annual Filing), (claim form filed on an annual basis after initial "been met" finding. May be filed on properties that were granted exemption in the prior year) BOE-269-AH: Claim for Veterans' Organization Exemption, (claim form filed for request for Veterans' Organization Exemption)
Supplemental affidavits are also required for certain property types:
BOE-267-H: Welfare Exemption Supplemental Affidavit, Housing-Elderly or Handicapped Families, (claim form filed for properties used for housing for elderly or handicapped families) BOE-267-L: Welfare Exemption Supplemental Affidavit, Housing-Lower-Income Households, (claim form filed for properties used for low income households) BOE-267-L1: Welfare Exemption Supplemental Affidavit, Low-Income Housing Property of (Limited Partnership), (claim form filed for properties used for low income households owned by limited partnerships) BOE-267-R: Welfare Exemption Supplemental Affidavit, Rehabilitation-Living Quarters, (claim form filed for properties used for rehabilitation and associated living quarters)
Additional information that should be included with the claim (as indicated on the claim form) include the following organizational documents:
Articles of incorporation and amendments (or equivalent formative document) Tax exemption letter Financial statements of organization Documentation supporting/describing the activities of the organization Other information (as requested from Board staff)
Mere ownership of property by a nonprofit corporation does not satisfy the requirements for property tax exemption. The property must also be used exclusively for an exempt (religious, scientific, hospital, or charitable) purpose and activity. Certain uses of property will not qualify for exemption even though conducted by the nonprofit owner:
Fundraising Unrelated business Allowing other unqualified individuals or organizations to use the property for private benefit
To apply for the Church Exemption, a claim form must be filed each year with the assessor of the county where the property is located. If a church owns and uses property and also allows another church to use that property, both churches must file Church Exemption claim forms. In the case of leased property,
The church or religious organization leasing the property (lessee) may file a Church Exemption claim form, or The owner/lessor may file a Lessor's Exemption Claim form and have the user/lessee church complete the affidavit stating that the user/lessee church uses the property only for religious worship.
The appropriate forms are available from the county assessor. They are BOE-262-AH, Church Exemption, and BOE-263, Lessor's Exemption Claim (if the property is leased). To receive the full 100 percent exemption for property owned or leased on the January 1 lien date, the claim must be filed by February 15. For example, to receive the exemption for fiscal year 2007-08, which runs from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008, the claim must be filed by February 15, 2007.
The following links provide additional information on the Church Exemption.
To apply for the Religious Exemption, the church must file claim form BOE-267-S, Religious Exemption, with the county assessor where the property is located. The form is available from the county assessor. To receive the full 100 percent exemption for property owned or leased on the January 1 lien date, the claim must be filed by February 15. For example, to receive the exemption for fiscal year 2007-08, which runs from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008, the claim must be filed by February 15, 2007.
You only need to apply one time for the Religious Exemption. Once it is granted, the exemption remains in effect until it is terminated or the property is no longer eligible.
Death Certificates for persons deceased more than 2 years must be ordered through the Humboldt County Vital Records Center, 825 5th Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Telephone number (707) 445-7382.
DEH appeared before the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 7, 2014 and on Dec. 8, 2015 with information on this project and will appear before the Board again in mid April 2016. DEH held two informational meetings in spring of 2015 at which contact information was obtained for people who were interested to be kept abreast of the project. DEH has communicated with these people throughout the project.
A summary of the project has been on the Land Use webpage since August 2015 with information on how to submit questions and comments.
DEH will be taking public comment through March 5, 2016.
A further opportunity for public comment will be available when the NCRWQCB reveals its determination of Humboldt County’s LAMP to the State Water Resources Control Board.
Meetings are held at 825 Fifth Street, Room 1A, 1st Floor, Eureka, CA 95501.
Meeting time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
NOTE: Agendas are posted on the bulletin board on the 5th Street side of the County Court House 72 hours prior to the meeting.
To become a Human Rights Commissioner complete an application and mail to the address below (a link to an application can be found under the "Members" section).
Also, volunteer fire departments and firefighters play critical roles in protecting life and property here in Humboldt County. Additional resources will help maintain rural fire and ambulance protection services, allowing our first responders to better – and more safely – protect County residents.
Illegal, large-scale, marijuana farms are diverting and drying up sensitive creeks and streams and using toxic pesticides that destroy Humboldt County’s natural environment. The additional funds generated by Measure Z can protect our natural resources from these illegal industrial operations.
Zoning classifications are described in the Coastal Zoning Regulations and Inland Zoning Regulations. These documents are available from the Plans and Ordinances page.
Internet turns at the Main Library are half an hour. Most Branch Libraries have at least one computer on which you can get a longer turn.
At the Main Library in Eureka, use your Humboldt County Library Card to sign directly on to internet computers, or use the reservation station to reserve a turn. If you are a visitor, ask for a Guest Pass at the Circulation Desk. If you are filling out a government form or an application form for school or employment, ask the reference librarian if a special computer is available for you.
If you don't need the internet, there's usually a word processing computer free. These workstations include resume software, word processing, and spreadsheets.
On the left menu of the library home page, under Library Resources, look for Public Computers & Internet -- there you'll find more details. Visit the Public Computers & Internet Page Now
(1) You can use control-plus. This is really easy, and works on most web pages! Hold down the control button (or, on a Mac, the command button or apple button) and press the "+" key. It's also the "=" key.
Each time you press the plus key you zoom in and make the library portion of the page bigger. Hitting control-minus (use the dash key, it's right next to the plus key) will make the text smaller again.
(2) Above the redwoods photo in the Humboldt County Public Library banner, you may be able to make out a tiny capital A and a modestly larger capital A. Click the bigger A to make the text bigger.
(3) You may prefer use your computer's Accessibility tools to see all or part of the page in a larger size. Since computers differ in how to get to these tools, use Google to get instructions if they aren't easy to find. ... Google your computer's Accessibility functions.
-Title Search - this is fast and easy If you know the title of the movie.
-Author Search - Use this search to find a full list of movies featuring a particular actor, or director (be sure to put the last name first, as in "Garbo, Greta").
- Advanced Search: If you want to find all of the films we have on a subject (fairies, for instance, or elephants) you can use the Advanced Search. Choose Subject for the top search bar and type in Fairies. Then pick DVD (or Videocassette) from the Material Type box. Return to Library Home Page
If you have a question that needs an answer, please call the Main Library Reference Desk at 707-269-1905. Librarians can answer questions about the website and any kind of information questions over the telephone.
If you have a comment or suggestion for our website, or a website problem to report, use our Library Website Comment Form. The link is below.
Use it for specific comments and suggestions about the website or to report website problems you have spotted such as broken links, errors or pages that need more information. The library website is intended to serve you. The webmaster appreciates your comments and will read them with care in hopes of improving the site for everyone. Website Comment Form
For example, if you search on the subject "organic gardening" while in your own account, and click the "Save as Preferred Search" button, you will be notified when new books with that subject heading are added. If you search by an author's name, and click the button, you will be notified when any new books by that author are added.
Now you have choices. You can export your list to a notepad file, open it in plain text on the screen, or click the "Save to my Lists" link to save the item to a Reading List in your library account (you'll be asked to log in with your library card if saving to your Reading List). If you are using a computer connected to the Internet, you can choose to email the list.
Not all properties have necessarily been surveyed. Modern laws and codes generally require a survey for the creation of new properties, but not in all cases. Older properties could be created via deed without benefit of a survey. Research of county records is required in order to determine if an existing map or survey of your property exists. Sometimes a map can be found with minimal research; sometimes it can be more difficult and time consuming. Humboldt County does not yet have a state of the art computerized research system for land records like some metropolitan or urban counties do. The County Surveyor can offer some minimal assistance in getting started locating a survey in the county records, but ultimately a private surveyor may need to be hired. This is a task that a private surveyor is accomplished at and has resources and experience in doing.
We charge $35.00 for this service plus any additional State or Federal fees.