The City receives a very low percentage of the property taxes collected in Scotts Valley. The City’s portion is about 6.5%, which means that 93.5% goes elsewhere. For every dollar paid in property tax, the city receives 6.5 cents. A tax bill of $5,000, for instance, provides $325 to the City.
In total, the City receives $1.5 million annually from the total $23 million in property taxes collected in Scotts Valley.