BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The Butte County Treasurer-Tax Collector is beginning to mail revised tax bills to property owners affected by the Camp Fire. Property owners will find adjustments to their taxes based on property reassessments completed by the Butte County Assessor’s Office. These adjustments reflect property values from November 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
Property owners are eligible for property tax relief if the Camp Fire caused a minimum of $10,000 in damages to taxable property. Taxable property includes land, structures, personal property such as boats, airplanes, and business property, and manufactured homes (trees where separately assessed). The County Assessor has reappraised qualifying properties destroyed by the Camp Fire to reflect their damaged condition. The Assessor’s Office is still working to assess properties that suffered some damage. Once an affected property is rebuilt in a like or similar manner, the property will retain its prior value (Proposition 13) for tax purposes.
The Assessor continues to reassess damaged properties and the Treasurer-Tax Collector will issue adjusted tax bills as they are prepared. For more information, please contact the Property Tax Division at (530) 552-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find a list of tax-related frequently asked questions for property owners affected by the Camp Fire at www.buttecounty.net/assessor/cf-faq.