FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2023
Darin Schemmer, Office of Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, (760) 863-8211
Steve Nguyen, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, (949) 405-3125
Residents with Storm Damage from Hurricane Hilary Can Apply for Property Tax Relief
COACHELLA VALLEY – Owners of properties that incurred damage of $10,000 or more from Hurricane Hilary can file a claim with Riverside County for disaster property tax relief.
The disaster relief covers taxable property such as residences, commercial buildings, boats, aircraft, and business personal property that is locally assessed. When major calamities such as fires or floods damage or destroy property, the owner may be eligible for property tax relief. In such cases, the Assessor’s office will reappraise the property to reflect its damaged condition. When the property is rebuilt in a like or similar manner, the property will retain its previous value for tax purposes.
The Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder’s office posted information about the disaster relief program online at www.rivcoacr.org/disaster-relief and mailed Application for Reassessment claim forms to homeowners the office identified as being impacted by the storm. If you were impacted but did not receive a claim form, please contact the Assessor’s office.
To qualify for property tax relief, the owner must file the Application for Reassessment with the county Assessor’s office within 12 months from the date the property was damaged or destroyed.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Peter Aldana announce this disaster relief program for impacted residents to access property tax relief.
“Hurricane Hilary, which hit Riverside County August 20, is the most costly natural disaster in our county’s history and most of the damage was in the Coachella Valley,” said Supervisor Perez. “This program can provide relief to the hardship that people are going through as they look to rebuild from significant damage.”
Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Peter Aldana added, “The Disaster Relief Program is here to help our community when they need it most. If you believe you might be affected by recent disasters, I encourage you to explore this program. Your property, your assets, and your peace of mind matter, and we are committed to providing support during these challenging times. Don’t hesitate to reach out and access the assistance you deserve.”
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the Fourth Supervisorial District on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The largest district in the county by geography, the 4th District covers eastern Riverside County, from Whitewater, stretching across the entire Coachella Valley south to the Salton Sea, up Highway 74 to Idyllwild and the mountain communities, and heading east of the Coachella Valley to Blythe and the Colorado River.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Peter Aldana was elected as the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder for Riverside County in June 2014. Mr. Aldana has been with the office for over 30 years in a variety of appraisal, supervisory, and management positions. Our mission is to fulfill the legally and locally mandated functions of the Assessor, County Clerk, Recorder, and Records Management Program in an accurate, timely, professional, and courteous manner and to ensure high quality service.
Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder’s Palm Desert Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located at 38-686 El Cerrito Road, Palm Desert, CA 92211.