Property Damaged in 2017 Winter Storms Eligible for Property Tax Relief
February 16, 2017
For Immediate Release February 16, 2017 – Property damaged in the recent winter storms are eligible for immediate property tax relief according to El Dorado County Assessor Karl Weiland. Weiland explained that there are provisions of the Revenue & Taxation code that immediately reduce the assessed value in recognition of loss caused by storm damage.
In order to qualify for relief, the loss in value must exceed $10,000 and a claim filed within 12 months of the damage. The Assessor’s Office will be reviewing damage assessments from Building Services department and other local agencies in order to speed up the process and correct the 2016/2017 tax bills so that property owners are paying property taxes based on the damaged condition of the property. The office will also be contacting property owners in an effort to insure all damaged property is reviewed.
Weiland also emphasized the importance of providing the post office with updated mailing addresses in cases where the address changes due to relocation.
Property owners who have questions or need assistance are encouraged to call the Assessor’s Office. The main office is located at 360 Fair Lane in Placerville, CA. Office hours are 7-5:30 and the phone number is 530.621.5719. The Assessor’s web site, www.edcgov.us/assessor has on line property information, additional information on a variety of property tax issues as well as an on line application for calamity damage relief.
For follow up contact:
Karl Weiland, El Dorado County Assessor
360 Fair Lane