If a major calamity such as fire or flooding damages or destroys your property, you may be eligible for property tax relief. In such cases, the Assessor's Office can immediately reappraise the property to reflect its damaged condition. In addition, when you rebuild the damaged property in a like or similar manner, the property will retain its previous value for tax purposes. To qualify for property tax relief, you must file a calamity damage claim with the Assessor’s Office within 60 days from the date the property was damaged or destroyed. In addition, the loss in value to the real property must exceed $10,000 in market value.
You may appeal the proposed reassessment by filing an Application for Changed Assessment with the County Clerk's Office within six months from the date the notification was mailed to you.
To request a Calamity Review, please complete and mail the Calamity Request Form (PDF) to the Assessor's Office.