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Fire Damaged Properties Eligible For Property Tax Relief

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Property owners who have lost or sustained damage to their property due to the Oak fire in Mariposa County may be eligible for the following:

image of Mariposa County Assessor-Recorder Vincent P. Kehoe

Vincent P. Kehoe Mariposa County Assessor-Recorder

  • A reduction in the assessed value of their property
  • An option to defer payment of your next installment of property taxes due to the Governor’s proclaimed the State of Emergency
  • Free replacement of vital records


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The Assessor’s office will be working in cooperation with Cal Fire to visit the impacted areas to support property owners by updating records, enrolling corrections, and tracking protected base year values.

Disaster Relief Claim forms will be sent out by the Assessor’s office and will include:

  • Application for Reassessment of Damaged Property
  • o This claim must be received by the Assessor within 12 months from the date of damage
  • Application for Tax Deferral for Damaged Property
  • o This claim must be received by the Assessor no later than 5 PM on the due date of the property tax bill installment due immediately following the calamity (December 10th or April 10th.)

To update a mailing address for assessment and property tax purposes, property owners need to notify the Assessor’s office in writing of the new address. A Change of Mailing Address form can be downloaded from the Assessor’s office website or obtained at the Assessor’s office front counter.

Assessor forms can be found at: www.mariposacounty.org/391/Assessor-Forms


Copies of vital records that were destroyed by the Oak fire, such as Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates, are available to be replaced for free.

Recorder Forms can be found at: www.mariposacounty.org/1804/Vital-Records-Request

For additional information, please visit: www.boe.ca.gov/proptaxes/disaster-relief.htm#Description

Individuals who have suffered fire damage due to the Oak Fire are encouraged to contact the Assessor’s Office at 209-966-2332 or email assessor@mariposacounty.org

Vincent P. Kehoe, Mariposa County Assessor-Recorder www.mariposacounty.org/64/Assessor-Recorder

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