Please pass this on to your friends who have lost their homes or have experienced at least $10,000 in property damage due to the fires.
Fire victims are eligible for a program that temporarily reassesses their property to reflect a lower value based on its damaged condition.
Once you rebuild, a county official restores the property to the assessment value it held before the fire.
To qualify, property owners must first file a claim with their county assessor. You have up to one year to apply for the tax relief.