SAN DIEGO–County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Ernest Dronenburg has advised all property owners whose property was damaged or destroyed during the recent flooding that property tax relief is available.
This tax relief program can be found if you check here and 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 including homes and outbuildings, commercial and industrial properties, and mobile homes. Damage to vehicles and the contents of a home such as furniture are not eligible for this tax relief because it is not taxable.
“The Assessor’s office will be proactively mailing property tax relief applications to affected property owners,” Dronenburg said. “I would also like to strongly encourage all property owners who suffered flood damage to their property in excess of $10,000 to contact our office for the necessary claim form.”
Property owners can call (619) 531-4993 or visit the assessor’s website at www.sdarcc.com.