½-cent Local Sales Tax for Public Safety
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During the November 2007 election, City of Ceres' voters approved a -cent retail transaction and use tax (sales tax) for the improvement of police, fire and 9-1-1 emergency response. The Ordinance establishing the local tax and the expenditure plan for the tax revenues can be viewed below:

Ordinance 2007-975
Public Safety Expenditure Plan
Measure H Oversight Committee Meeting Minutes

Expenditure Plan Amendments:
June 23, 2008
June 27, 2011

Effective January 1, 2017, the sales tax rate decreased to 7.875%.

The new sales tax must be charged on all tangible personal property that is delivered or placed into use within the Ceres city limits. Some examples of tangible personal property include items like furniture, toys, clothing, etc.

Some sales and purchases are exempt from sales and use tax. Examples of exempt sales include but are not limited to, certain food products and prescription medicine. For more information from the Board of Equalization on exempt sales, see Publication 61 - Sales and Use Taxes: Exemptions and Exclusions.

Use the locator to check if your address is within the city limits:


The City of Ceres provides and maintains the "City Limit Address Locator" as a courtesy to the public. While the City attempts to keep the information accurate and timely, it neither warrants nor makes representations or endorsements as to the accuracy of the information presented. The information has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change at any time and without notice from the City of Ceres as a result of updates, additions and corrections.

Measure H Citizens' Oversight Committee

A Message From Your City Council and the Meaure H Oversight Committee

Committee Member           Term Expires
Don Cool           June 30, 2017
Paula Redfern           June 30, 2017
Len Shepherd           June 30, 2019
Diego Fernandez           June 30, 2019
Rafael Valencia           June 30, 2019

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If you are a seller or a purchaser and need information about this new tax, contact the California State Board of Equalization Local Revenue Allocation Unit at (916) 324-3000.

The following Board of Equalization publications relate to district taxes.

District Taxes and Delivered Sale
Tax Tips for District Taxes
7.875% Tax Schedule

For information specific to a business or industry, review the Board of Equalization's publication list:

The Board of Equalization Local and District Taxes web page also has helpful information for sellers and purchasers:

If you have questions, please call the California Board of Equalization's Taxpayer Information Section at (800) 400-7115.


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