Since a number of my clients have asked me about property taxes and how they apply to floating homes, I thought I would create a helpful blog post outlining how property taxes are applied to floating homes in Marin County, California.Sausalito, CA Houseboats/Floating homes in Marin County are considered "real property" and taxed at the same rate as land based homes which is 1% plus parcel tax, school bonds, special assessments etc. However, depreciation is taken into account so the assessed value that the tax base is calculated on can be lower (sometimes considerably) than a land based home for the same sale price. They take into account age of property, location and a few other criteria.
Here is an example:
9 Commadore Heliport sold in July