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Fire Damage Property Tax Reassessments Underway for 2017-2018

Posted on December 7, 2017

Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor William F. Rousseau announced today that property owners with real property damage over $10,000 will start receiving fire damage reassessment notices over the next few weeks. The reassessment notices will be sent out in batches and the Assessor’s Office asks property owners to be patient with the process.

Rousseau mentioned that the Sonoma County Tax Collector, Erick Roeser indicated that these reassessment notices will result in new 2017-2018 tax bills. Property owners have the option to pay the first installment of the original bill or wait until the new tax bill is issued. Property owners that choose to wait for a new tax bill will have a minimum of 30 days to pay the first installment without penalty.

Rousseau also indicated that the mail out will include an informational diagram on how the annual assessed values will be prorated for the pre-calamity damage period and the post calamity damage period.

If property owners have any questions on the “Notice of Change to the 601 Assessment Roll” that they should call the Assessor’s office at 707-565-1888 or visit the website at

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