Taxes
Throughout California, newly purchased or newly built property is appraised at full cash value. Annual increases in valuation are limited to 2% (“Proposition 13”), plus any voter approved assessments.

Example
Regional and local property taxes and assessments for the 2011 fiscal year for a residence with a purchase price of $900,000:

Property tax                                                  $9,900
Less homeowners exemption for principal residence             $ (70)
Shoreline School District Supplemental Tax                    $ 146
Bodega Bay Fire Protection District                           $ 468
Sonoma Mosquito #2                                            $ 19
Palm Drive Healthcare District (%)                            $  100
Palm Drive Healthcare District (set amount)                   $  155
Warm Springs Dam Russian River Project                        $ 126

Total                $10,844

 

Bodega Harbour Homeowner’s Association Dues
Homeowner’s dues are currently (2013) $822.00 per quarter.

 

Utility & Service Rates as of February 2012

Water                    $22.00 bi-monthly minimum charge 5/8 or 3/4″
Sewer                    Single family residence minimum charge based on metered water use
Electricity              varies
Gas                      varies
Cable TV                 $50.00 per month
SBC Telephone            $10.69 + taxes (basic monthly rate only)
Garbage                  $22.72 per month for a 32 gallon can

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