Community Facilities District No. A/C-3 is a parcel tax in western Contra Costa and Alameda counties that funds critical services and infrastructure improvements at some of the East Bay Regional Park District’s oldest and most well-used parks. The parcel tax is levied on residential parcels within the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, and Piedmont in Alameda County, as well as residential parcels within the cities of Richmond, San Pablo, and El Cerrito in Contra Costa County. Additionally, portions of the City of Pinole as well as some unincorporated areas of both counties are subject to the special tax. The special tax is $12 per parcel for Single-Family Residential parcels, and $8.28 per dwelling unit for Multi-Family Residential parcels.

Approved by the voters in November 2018 as Measure FF (as a “reauthorization” of the original Measure CC approved in 2004), Community Facilities District No. A/C-3 will raise about $3.3 million annually for maintenance, improvement, and servicing of parklands, trails, open space, and related parkland access improvements; public safety protection services; recreation and open-space program services; flood and storm protection services; maintenance and operation of District property, including open space; and the construction, expansion, improvement, or rehabilitation of District property, including park, recreation, open-space, and flood and storm protection facilities. The special tax will begin in the 2020/21 fiscal year and expire at the end of the 2039/40 fiscal year.

Low-Income Senior Discount Application:

A low-income senior discount is available for each fiscal year. Applications are due by June 30 of each calendar year (for the next fiscal year). To qualify for a low-income senior discount, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Applicant must be 62 years of age or older; and
  2. The property tax bill must be in applicant’s name or spouse’s name; and
  3. Applicant must be sole user of the facilities, except for your spouse and/or legal dependent; and
  4. Applicant’s maximum household gross income cannot exceed:

The deadline has passed to apply. Please contact us closer to February/March 2024 at 800.676.7516 or email us at customercare@nbsgov.com for information about the application regarding the 2024/25 tax year.

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Community Facilities District No. A/C-3 Boundary:

Special Tax Lien

Per state law, a Notice of Special Tax Lien is required to be recorded on properties subject to Measure FF. The Measure FF Special Tax Lien is recorded on property documents as Community Facilities District (CFD) No. A/C-3. The Notice of Special Tax Lien is NOT a traditional financial lien and DOES NOT mean that any amount of property tax is delinquent or has not been paid.

Why am I hearing about it now?

The Park District recorded the current “notice of special tax lien” in the Alameda County Office of the Clerk Recorder on January 31, 2019 and in the Contra Costa Office of the Clerk Recorder on January 22, 2019. The Counties are indexing the tax to the names of property owners in their respective Counties, and this has increased awareness of the tax lien.

Can I discharge the special tax lien?

No. The tax is an annual obligation that is included as a part of your regular property tax bill. Property tax bills are mailed to property owners in October, with first installments due November 1, and second installments due February 1.

For more information on the special tax lien:

If you think your parcel was levied in error, or have further questions, email us with details at customercare@nbsgov.com or call 800.676.7516