If a calamity such as a fire, earthquake or flood damages or destroys your property,
you may be eligible for property tax relief. In such cases, the Assessor's Office
will reappraise the property to reflect its damaged condition. In addition, when
you rebuild it in a like or similar manner, the property will retain its previous
value for tax purposes. To qualify for property tax relief, you must file a calamity
claim form with the Assessor's Office within 12 months from the date the property
was damaged or destroyed. In addition, the loss must exceed $10,000.