If a calamity such as fire, earthquake or flood damages or destroys your property, you may be eligible for property tax relief, provided the loss exceeds $10,000. In such cases, the San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder's Office, Assessor's Division will reappraise the property to reflect its damaged condition. If the property is rebuilt in a like or similar manner to the original, 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 Division within one year from the date the property was damaged or destroyed.
|Builder's Exclusion||Homeowner Exemption|
|Disabled Veteran's Exemption||Institutional Exemptions|
|Homeowner Assistance||Property Tax Assistance|
|Properties Acquired by Governmental Entities||Property Tax Relief/Market Value Decline|
|Property Tax Postponement||Senior Exemptions for Special School Parcel Taxes|
|Reappraisal Exclussion for Seniors or Disabled|