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County of Madera

California

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Disaster Relief

Owners who suffer damage to their property as the result of a disaster or calamity (such as fire, earthquake, flood or accident) may be eligible for certain, limited forms of property tax relief under Revenue & Taxation Code Section 170 and 194-194.5. If the property was substantially damaged or completely destroyed, the owner may be eligible to transfer their original Proposition 13 factored base year value to a similar replacement property under R&T69 (R&T is an abbreviation for "Revenue & Taxation Code Section").

In order to qualify for the relief programs offered by R&T 170, damage to taxable property must be at least $10,000 and certain other requirements met.

IMPORTANT NOTE: R&T 170 tax relief is very limited. Do not expect it to provide substantial help in repairing your property. Typically, most relief under R&T 170 totals less than one half of 1% of the dollar amount of damage suffered.

In order to qualify for the Proposition 13 base year value transfer under R&T 69, the property must have been substantially damaged or destroyed by a disaster as declared by the Governor, the replacement Property must be located within Madera County, and certain other requirements must be met. This form of relief may provide substantial property tax savings. Please click HERE for the claim form if your property has been affected by a Governor-declared disaster.

CALAMITY PROPERTY TAX RELIEF, TEMPORARY REDUCTIONS (R&T 170)

There are four basic categories of possible relief:

  1. Temporary prorata value reduction: -If a property qualifies, its assessed value on the current tax roll will be reduced by the same percentage as the percentage of damage suffered by the property in the disaster. That reduction will remain in force from the first day of the month in which the damage occurred to the last day of the month in which repairs are completed (R&T 170). Please click HERE for the necessary claim form if your property has been damaged by disaster or calamity.
  2. Tax Payment Installment Deferral - It may also be possible to defer some property tax installment payments under certain conditions (R&T 194-194.5).
  3. Base Year Value Transfers (Intra-county) - You may be able to transfer the Proposition 13 factored base year value of a severely damaged or destroyed property to a comparable replacement property within the same county (R&T 69). Please click HERE for the claim form if your property has been affected by a Governor-declared disaster.
  4. Base Year Value Transfers (Inter-county) - In some cases, you may even be able to transfer the Proposition 13 factored base year value of a severely damaged or destroyed property to a comparable replacement property in a different county (R&T 69.3). Please contact the Assessor's Office for more information on R&T 69.3 transfers.

The amount of damage must exceed $10,000, and a complete Calamity Claim application must be filed with the Assessor within 60 days of the date of damage.

However, if no application has been filed and the Assessor later determines that a property suffered a calamity within the preceding 6 months, then the Assessor must send an application to the last known owner of the property. The owner must then return the completed application to the Assessor within 30 days of the Assessor's notification but in no case may the application be filed later than 6 months after the date of calamity.

If you need more information, or if you are unsure if you qualify for a calamity or disaster relief claim, please contact the Assessor's Office.

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Contact the Assessor

Assessor
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
(559)675-7710
Fax: (559)675-7654
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Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm


General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-675-7703
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311