For Immediate ReleaseMarch 01, 2019
Property owners may be entitled to relief if storm damage is $10,000 or more
San Rafael, CA – With a local emergency declaration in place because of recent storm damage, qualified property owners in Marin County might be entitled to property tax relief.
The Marin County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk staff says emergency relief may be available for taxable property including residences, commercial buildings, boats, aircraft, and business personal property locally assessed. However, the tax relief is not applicable to business inventory or personal items such as household goods and furnishings.
The types of disaster-related property tax relief may include:
In the past few weeks, Assessor’s staff has been proactive in reaching homeowners and residents affected by the Sausalito mudslide and informing them of the calamity tax relief process. A form is downloadable on the Assessor’s website. Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk Shelly Scott said owners and residents of 12 properties in the Sausalito area were sent calamity claim forms on February 20. Other properties around Marin have been impacted by slides as well.
Additional information regarding these provisions and application forms for disaster relief may be obtained by emailing or writing the Office of Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk, County of Marin, P.O. Box C, San Rafael, CA 94913 or by telephone at 415-473-7215 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Shelly ScottAssessor-Recorder-County ClerkBill PiersonChief of Assessment StandardsCounty of Marin
Marin County Civic Center3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 208San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-7215Email: Shelly Scottwww.marincounty.org