The Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor is advising property owners who may have been affected by the 2011 wind storms that the deadline to submit a misfortune/calamity form is Nov.30. Property owners could receive potential tax relief if related damage amounts to $10,000 or more, including destruction to chimneys or structures by falling trees or branches.
Photographs and any other documentation, such as repair estimates, should accompany the form. For more information, call the Office of the Assessor’s main office at (213) 974-8658. Misfortune/calamity forms are available on the assessor’s internet website at http://assessor.lacounty.gov for property owners to fill in, print and then submit by mail.