For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 19, 2023
Property owners may be entitled to aid if storm damage is $10,000 or more
San Rafael, CA – With a local emergency proclamation in place because of recent storm damage, qualified property owners in Marin County might be entitled to property tax relief.
The Marin County Board of Supervisors ratified a state of emergency proclamation on January 10 because of relentless storms that began December 27. According to the Marin County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk, Shelly Scott, her office is proactively identifying taxable real and business personal property that may have been damaged or destroyed by recent storms and whose owners may be entitled to property tax relief.
The 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. According to California law and Marin County ordinance, some property owners or persons responsible for property taxes may be entitled to relief if they are without fault and their loss equals or exceeds $10,000.
The types of disaster-related property tax relief may include:
Additional information regarding these provisions and application form for disaster relief is available online or may be obtained by 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. Emails may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelly ScottAssessor-Recorder-County ClerkCounty of Marin
Marin County Civic Center3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 208San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-7215Email: Shelly Scottwww.marincounty.org