October 12, 2017 – Owners who suffered destruction of more than $10,000 in damage of their Nevada County property in the October 2017 Lobo, McCourtney or Garden fires should contact the Nevada County Assessor’s Office to request a calamity reassessment claim form. To obtain a claim form, property owners may call 530-265-1232 or e-mail assessor@co.nevada.ca.us . Please include your name, current mailing address, daytime phone number, e-mail address and the address of the destroyed or damaged property. You may also download a calamity form by visiting the Assessor’s webpage at www.mynevadacounty.com and clicking on the Calamity Reassessment and Property Tax Deferral link.

Qualifying owners of properties damaged in the October 2017 fires can also apply to defer the December 11, 2017 first installment payment of their 2017-2018 property tax bill unless that bill is paid though an impound account handled by your mortgage lender . Property tax deferral can be requested as part of the calamity reassessment claim. Deferral requests must be submitted no later than December 11, 2017. If requested, taxes will be deferred until 30 days following the receipt of a corrected bill that reflects the temporary reduction in value caused by the fires.

Please send questions or comments to Nevada County Assessor Sue Horne at assessor@co.nevada.ca.us or by calling 530-265-1232.