CALDOR FIRE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF AND RECOVERY

 

The Assessor's Office is near completion in processing value reductions for Caldor Fire property tax relief. If your property was damaged in the Caldor Fire and you have not yet received a value reduction or a response from our office, please click HERE for an informational packet on how to file a calamity claim for property tax relief under §170.  Please note that relief under §170 is retroactive and the deadline to file a claim is one year from the date of the calamity.  After the one-year deadline has passed, our staff can still review properties for a potential reduction in value under Prop 8 for prospective relief, but retroactive relief under §170 cannot be granted after the one-year deadline.

 

NEXT STEPS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS WHO HAVE RECEIVED A CALDOR FIRE VALUE REDUCTION:

If you have received a reduction on the assessed value of your property due to the Caldor Fire, your assessed value will be reviewed annually, starting with the 2023 lien date (1/1/2023).  Value will be restored each year, based on a review of market values and the progress of reconstruction (if applicable).  Please note: the limit to which the value can be restored to in most cases is the Prop 13 trended base year value. See additional information under the reconstruction section. 

 

RECONSTRUCTION OR TRANSFERRING A BASE YEAR VALUE TO A REPLACEMENT PROPERTY:

There are provisions in the law that allow for new construction reassessment exclusions when rebuilding after a disaster or for transferring a Prop 13 base year value to a replacement property for victims of a natural disaster or wildfire.  For additional information on the options available please click HERE.


For general Caldor fire recovery information from the County of El Dorado, please click HERE.




Proposition 19 - June 25th, 2021 Update

Please read the latest information from the Board of Equalization on the subject of:

"BASE YEAR VALUE TRANSFERS FOR GOVERNOR-PROCLAIMED DISASTERS"


Proposition 19 - May 11th, 2021 Update

Please read the latest information from the Board of Equalization on the subject of: 

"BASE YEAR VALUE TRANSFER GUIDANCE - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS"


Proposition 19 - March 3rd, 2021 Update

Please read the latest information from the Board of Equalization on the subject of: 

"INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSFER EXCLUSION GUIDANCE - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS"


Proposition 19 - February 10th, 2021 Update

Please read the latest information from the 

Board of Equalization on the implementation of Proposition 19 here.


Proposition 19  - January 5th, 2021 Update

For information on the result of the passage of Proposition 19, please follow this link.   
This the page will be updated as additional information becomes available.





The Assessor, the Auditor and the Tax Collector each play a role in property tax administration. The Assessor is responsible for maintaining the inventory of all assessable property in the county and preparing the various assessment rolls which are the basis of the property tax bills.

Property taxation in California has become complicated and difficult to understand. This web site is one way to help property owners, residents, the business community and anyone else seeking information about property taxation.

If you have questions, need clarification, or simply want more information, call, e-mail assessor@edcgov.us or drop by and see us Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thank you for electing me to serve as your Assessor. The El Dorado County Assessor’s Office enjoys a good reputation and our staff is among the best in public service. I am committed to maintaining that reputation through fair, impartial assessments and outstanding public service.


Thank You

Karl Weiland
El Dorado County Assessor