Disaster Relief Claims On Tap at Center

Los Angeles — The Office of Assessor Jeff Prang has opened a mobile office at the Local Assistance Center located at the Sylmar Recreation Center in response to those who lost their property or have suffered damage as a result of the recent Saddle Ridge Fire.
Assessor staff will be on hand at the Local Assistance Center, 13109 Borden Ave., Sylmar, CA, 91342, to assist property owners and the general public on our property tax relief programs and help them file their Application for Reassessment- Misfortune and Calamity. The Center will be in open daily until Oct. 26.
Home and business owners who suffer property damage of $10,000 or more may be eligible for tax relief which remains in place until properties are repaired or rebuilt. Please be advised that the application must be filed with the Assessor’s office within 12 months of the fire, flood or earthquake or any other natural disaster.
“My dedicated staff will be aggressively surveying damage in the affected communities over the next several days,” Assessor Prang said. “I encourage you to visit the Local Assistance Center in Sylmar now where my staff will be able to help you fill out the claim form and begin the process toward saving money on your tax bill. I know that this may not be a huge amount of savings but I’ve always believed that every little bit helps and this will most certainly help.
Home and business owners who suffer property damage of $10,000 or more may be eligible for tax relief at any time. Claims must be filed with the county assessor within 12 months of a fire, flood or earthquake or any other natural disaster.
The Saddle Ridge Fire has destroyed about 19 structures, damaged about 88 and at one time threatened 17,627. The fire covered 8,391 acres. There has been one reported fatality.
Meanwhile, the LA County Assessor’s office has approved over $3 million in tax relief for last year’s Woolsey Fire by way of refunds and adjustments to the 2018/19 bills for 1,328 homes and businesses. Of those, 797 were entirely destroyed. Tax relief stays in effect until rebuilding is complete.
File a claim for property tax relief: Claim forms also may be obtained:
Online: click here
By phone: 213-974-8658 or 213-974-3211
By fax: 213-617-1493
On social media: @lacassessor
In person at any public counter

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