Winter Storms 2022-23

Property owners impacted by the Winter Storms 2022-23 may be eligible for calamity property tax relief. This relief includes a temporary reduction in assessed values as well as an exclusion from reassessment when the property is repaired or rebuilt. To be eligible, your property must have suffered at least $10,000 in physical damage to taxable property. Damage to personal belongings such as household furnishings, are not eligible as they are not assessed for property tax purposes.

If your calamity application is approved, and your taxes are not paid by your mortgage company, you may also be eligible to defer the 2nd installment of your property tax bill due April 10, 2023.

Filing deadlines:

  • Property tax deferral: Both a calamity application and request for deferral must be filed with the Assessor’s Office before April 10, 2023
  • Calamity only: Submit a calamity application to the Assessor’s Office within 12 months of the date of damage. Applications received after that date are not eligible for calamity relief (reduction in assessed value and exclusion from reassessment upon repair/rebuilding).

Winter Storm 2022-23 Calamity Packet

If you still have questions, contact our office at or (831) 454-2270 for more information.


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Assessor’s Office

Due to the current health crisis, and to help slow the spread of Covid-19, we encourage customers to go to our website for the information and/or forms that they need.


By email at:

Or by phone at:

       Real Property                          831-454-2270

       Business Property                   831-454-2487

       General Assessor’s Office         831-454-2074

Primary Functions and Responsibilities of the Assessor's office.

Property Tax Information - This site offers informational brochures and links to other sites explaining various aspects of Assessment practice.

Your Assessment Appeal - State Board of Equalization video providing information to taxpayers on the appeals process.

Geographic Information System - This site allows you to select a parcel or an area of the County and discover the various designations that will affect use of the land, such as zoning, the General Plan land use designation, resources and constraints.

Search the Assessor's Database - Find parcel information by keying the Assessor's parcel number or the parcel's address.

Assessor Use Codes - This site explains Use Codes and provides a link to a table of all of the Assessor's Use Codes.

Business/Personal Property - This site offers information pertaining to business property accounts, vessels, aircrafts, slips, and hangars.
For more information, please call us during office hours, at (831) 454-2002, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.  Fax:  831-454-2495.

We are located on the first floor of the County Government Center at 701 Ocean St., Rm. 130, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.

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