January 12, 2023

L.A. County Assessor Offers Relief to Those Hit by Storms

Filing a Misfortune & Calamity Claim Jumpstarts the Process

The Office of the Assessor is providing property tax relief to property owners who may be affected by the recent torrential rainstorms.  This includes filing with the Office of the Assessor a claim for Misfortune & Calamity relief within one year of the incident for properties that have sustained a minimum of $10,000 in damage, and filing with the TTC a Penalty Cancellation Request for property owners impacted by the storms and first responders that may not be able to pay their second installment of their 2022-23 Annual Secured Property Taxes by the delinquency date of April 10, 2023.  Please see below the Press Release issued today.

Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang is reminding property owners in the path of the recent torrential rainstorms that they may be eligible for tax relief.

“The recent spate of winter storms have caused significant damage and in some cases devastating losses," Assessor Jeff Prang said. “I want to remind property owners that you may be eligible for property tax relief that could save you money on your taxes as you move forward.”

By filing a claim for Misfortune & Calamity relief within one year of the incident, properties that have sustained a minimum of $10,000 in damage or destroyed entirely may be eligible for a refund of taxes already paid and lower annual tax bills until the property is repaired or rebuilt.

Claim forms for Misfortune & Calamity relief can be accessed by calling the Disaster Relief Hotline at (213) 974-8658 or online at https://assessor.lacounty.gov/tax-relief/disaster-relief or connect on social media @LACAssessor.

Penalty Cancellation Relief 
The Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector is aware that property owners impacted by the storms and first responders may not be able to pay their second installment of their 2022-23 Annual Secured Property Taxes by the delinquency date of April 10, 2023, and will be subject to a 10% penalty.    Those constituents may file for a penalty cancellation at https://ttc.lacounty.gov/penalty-cancellation-request-2/ or submit a paper request by calling (213) 974-2111, TTY (213) 974-2196 or (888) 807-2111.

Also, Assessor Prang encourages residents to use the County’s general information phone number of 211 or online at https://lacounty.gov/recovery/ to get information about other services offered during the recent slate of heavy storm weather.

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