Reassessment of Property Damaged by Calamity
Revenue and Taxation Code section 170 provides that if a calamity such as fire, earthquake, or flooding damages or destroys your property, you may be eligible for property tax relief. The loss estimate must be at least $10,000 of current market value to qualify the property for this relief. The property will be reassessed according to its damaged state and property taxes will be adjusted accordingly.
This property tax relief is available to owners of real property, business equipment and fixtures, orchards or other agricultural groves, and to owners of aircraft, boats, and certain mobile homes - it is not available to property that is not assessable, such as state licensed mobile homes or household furnishings. For more information, go to Sonoma County's Clerk /Recorder/Assessor/Registrar of Voters website.
Start by looking up the Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) with this tool using the full, or partial address.
Additional Forms and Resources
Change of Mailing Address (PDF)
Authorization to Access Confidential Files (PDF)
Governor Declared Disaster (BOE-65-P)
Intercounty Transfer of Base Year Value Principal Residence in Governor-Declared Disaster (BOE-65-PT)
Transfer of Base Year Value Replacement Dwelling (55 or older – BOE-60-AH)
Calamity Damage Provision
List of Counties Accepting Section 69 and Proposition 90 Transfers
For all other questions, please contact:
Tax Collector's Office