North of Oregon Association of Homeowners
County of Santa Clara
Office of the County Assessor
County Government Center. East Wing
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Property Tax Relief: Call the above phone number and request the "Application for re-assessment of property damaged by misfortune or
calamity". You will receive an application that must be filled out and returned within 60 days from the date of the calamity.
Pay your actual property taxes by April 10th in order to avoid a penalty. An adjustment will be made.
The following is an example of tax relief. This example appears on the back of the
The following example assumes a $20,000 loss to Improvements, a six month period for repairs, assessed
values on the
tax bill of $75,000 on
land and $150,000 on the improvements, market
values before the loss of $150,000 on the land and
$200,000 on the improvements and an approximate tax rate of 1.15%.
$20,000 ¸ $200,000 = 10.00%
x 6 ¸ 12 Months $86.25
Ratio of Loss to
Repair perlod (months)
Loss ¸ Market Value market value of Assessed Value
Approximate ¸ Total months in
Improvements x Tax Rate x fiscal year