If a recent fire has damaged or destroyed your property, you may be eligible for property tax relief. The Assessor's office will reappraise the property to reflect its damaged condition and it may retain its previous value for tax purposes, provided the property is rebuilt in a like or similar manner. To qualify, you must file an Application for Reassessment with the Assessor's office within 12 months from the date the property was damaged or destroyed. In addition, the loss must exceed $10,000.
Upon completion of the review process, a corrected property tax bill will be issued for any Assessor generated value reduction based on damage or destruction. The corrected bill will allow property owners time to pay the adjusted amount without penalty if issued after the delinquent dates.