Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

California law provides property tax relief for property owners whose property was damaged or destroyed by no fault of the property owner. This property tax relief is available to owners of real property, business equipment and fixtures, and to owners of aircrafts, boats or certain mobile homes.

To be eligible for this relief the damage caused by the calamity must exceed $10,000 (market value) and caused by a misfortune or calamity and not the fault of the property owner. To be considered, an application for reassessment must be submitted to the Assessor's Office within 12 months from the date the damage occurred.

If you feel your property qualifies for a reassessment due to a recent calamity, please complete and submit this claim form to the Assessor’s Office:

Please note that if you rebuild an equivalent structure in a timely manner, the property will retain its previous value for tax purposes.