County working on plans for property tax relief for fire victims

VENTURA, Calif. – The offices of the Treasurer-Tax Collector, Assessor and Auditor-Controller are working on a plan to streamline the application process for property tax relief due to damage caused by the Thomas Fire.

In some cases, penalties and fees on late payments will be waived for fire victims, but taxpayers are still encouraged to make full payments on their first installment. The County will adjust the tax bill on a future installment. Tax relief will be available for any type of property that is assessed by the County, including but not limited to, homes, commercial and industrial buildings, and mobile homes.

More information will be released on tax relief as the plan is developed. Fire victims can get a head start on the process by filing a calamity claim. Information and a claim form can be found on the Assessor’s website at

To learn more:

Steven Hintz, Treasurer-Tax Collector, (805) 654-3744

Dan Goodwin, Assessor, (805) 654-2181

Jeff Burgh, Auditor-Controller, (805) 654-3152

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