Property Tax Relief Available For Victims Of Tropical Storm Hilary

Owners of properties that incurred damage of $10,000 or more from Tropical Storm  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.

The Assessor’s office will reappraise the property to reflect its damaged condition. If and when the property is rebuilt in a 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 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.

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. Phone is 951-955-6200.


Aerial View of Tropical Storm Hilary damage Aug 24th 2023

Photo from the Office of Congressman Raul Ruiz