PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR FLOOD VICTIMS

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East County News Service

January 9, 2016 (San Diego)—San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Ernie Dronenburg wishes to advise all property owners whose property was damaged or destroyed during the recent flooding that property tax relief is available. This tax relief program requires the reassessment of the property to reflect its damaged condition.

The reduced value will remain in effect until such time as the property is rebuilt or repaired. More importantly, after the property is rebuilt or repaired, the owners can retain their previous taxable value if the property is rebuilt in a like or similar manner. This means that the property tax assessment will not increase beyond what it was prior to the flooding.

This tax relief is available for any property damage includes homes and out buildings, commercial and  industrial properties, and mobilehomes. Damage to vehicles and the contents of a home such as furniture are not eligible for this tax relief because it is not taxable.

Dronenburg said, “I would like to strongly encourage all property owners who suffered flood damage to their property in excess of $10,000 to contact my office for the necessary claim form at (619)531-4993 or by visiting the Assessor’s website at www.sdarcc.com.”

You can also find the claim form, along with more helpful information, at this link (just scroll down):  https://arcc.sdcounty.ca.gov/Documents/Floods-2016.pdf