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Damaged properties in El Dorado County eligible for tax relief

Property damaged in the recent winter storms are eligible for immediate property tax relief, El Dorado County Assessor Karl Weiland announced Thursday.

There are provisions of the "revenue and taxation" code that immediately reduce the assessed value in recognition of loss caused by storm damage, according to a press release from Weiland's office.

The loss in value must exceed $10,000 and a claim must be filed within 12 months of the damage in order to qualify for relief. Weiland's office will be reviewing damage assessments from the building services department and other local agencies in order to speed up the process and correct the 2016-17 tax bills so that property owners are paying taxes based on the damaged condition of the property, according to the press release. The office will also be contacting property owners in an effort to ensure all damaged property is reviewed.

Weiland also issued a reminder on the importance of providing the post office with updated mailing addresses in cases where the address changes due to relocation.

Property owners who have questions or need assistance are encouraged to call the El Dorado County Assessor's Office at 530-621-5719. The main office is located at 360 Fair Lane in Placerville. Office hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Additional information on a variety of property tax issues, as well as an online application for calamity damage relief can be found at http://www.edcgov.us/assessor.