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Disaster Provision

If a calamity such as fire, flood or earthquake damages or destroys your property, you can apply for reassessment. To be eligible for this tax relief:

  • The application must be made by the person who was owner of the damaged property on the lien date (January 1) and who will be liable for the property taxes for the next fiscal year.
  • The damage must have occurred due to misfortune or calamity without fault of the owner.
  • You must apply within 12 months of the date on which the disaster occurred or within 60 days following the date an application form is mailed to you from the Assessor's Office.
  • The damage to your property must exceed $10,000 in value loss.

If you are interested in applying for this provision, please download the claim form below:

Download the Calamity Damage Reassessment application(PDF: 11 kB)

For more information, or for assistance completing and submitting the form, please visit our offices or contact us.

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