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Sulphur Fire Survivors: Property Tax Bills, Calamity Reassessment

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (October 17, 2017) – Property Owners, including those impacted by the Sulphur Fire, will be receiving property tax bills by the end of this week.  These bills will based upon for the full assessed property value, and will not reflect the impact of the fire.  Please pay the tax bill by the due date to prevent any penalties. 

If you do not receive your property tax bill, you can view it online, at:

Or you can call the Treasurer-Tax office at (707) 263-2234 for a duplicate of your bill.

“We regret that many families will receive these bills while mourning the loss of their homes.  While you are responsible to pay any tax bill you receive by the due date, know that those who have been overcharged will be reimbursed.  Our office will use all available resources from CAL FIRE and local agencies to ensure affected property values are corrected as soon as possible,” shares Lake County Assessor-Recorder Richard Ford.

Those who have suffered property damage due to wildfire are encouraged to apply for property tax calamity relief, which can result in a reduced property tax obligation.  The application is available here:

Assessor’s office staff will be on hand at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) to help property owners through this and other property value-related processes.
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, through Saturday, October 21
Location: Clearlake Senior Community Center, 3245 Bowers Ave, Clearlake, CA, 95422
Hours: 11:00am-7:00pm

If you are able, please go to the LAC for assistance with Assessment concerns, and a wide array of other services. 

Recovery is a community effort, no one should face this alone.

If you have questions regarding services available at the LAC, please call Clearlake City Hall, at (707) 994-8201.

If you have further questions regarding your property tax bill, call the Treasurer-Tax Collector at (707) 263-2234.

For information regarding your property value or calamity reassessment, please call the Assessor’s Office at (707) 263-2302.