Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

County Offers Property Tax Relief For San Diegans Impacted By Flooding

The garages of an Ocean Beach apartment complex are flooded, Jan. 5, 2016.
The garages of an Ocean Beach apartment complex are flooded, Jan. 5, 2016.

Owners of property damaged by this week's floods can have their assessments lowered to reflect their new condition, San Diego County Recorder Ernest Dronenburg Jr. announced Friday.

The lowered assessments will remain in place until the damage is repaired, providing some property tax relief to owners, Dronenburg said.

"I would like to strongly encourage all property owners who suffered flood damage to their property in excess of $10,000 to contact my office for the necessary claim form at (619) 531-4993 or by visiting the assessor's website at," Dronenburg said.

RELATED: Many San Diegans Hit By Flooding May Not Have Insurance

He said if the repairs bring the property back to a similar condition as before the storms hit, the subsequent assessment won't go any higher than they were when the flooding occurred.

The tax relief is available for any property damage, including homes and out buildings, commercial and industrial properties, and mobile homes. Damage to vehicles and the contents of a home, like furniture, are not eligible because it is not taxable, he said.

What questions do you have about the Statewide General Election coming up on Nov. 8? Submit your questions here, and we'll try to answer them in our reporting.