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Where Do My Tax Dollars Go?

The largest share of all Property Taxes supports school districts – about 53%.

  • Due to new property tax legislation effective for the 2004-2005 fiscal years, the County and the cities will receive property taxes from the schools’ allocation to replace local sales taxes and vehicle license fees transferred to the State. The State is required to backfill the schools’ revenues.

The Cities currently receive about 19% of Property Tax Revenue.

The County of Orange currently receives about 11%.

  • Orange County receives the lowest share of Property Tax in the entire state of California.
  • One percent (1%) of the County’s funds supports the County Library, a non-general fund department.

The Community Redevelopment Agency receives about 8%.

Special Districts receive approximately 9%.

  • The Orange County Fire Authority is included with the Special districts.

For more information on this topic go to The Orange County Auditor-Controller’s site at: http://www.ac.ocgov.com.