San Diego County has recovery aid for Lilac Fire victims

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego County Recovery started work Friday on providing disaster assistance to evacuated residents or those affected by the Lilac Fire.

RECOVERY ASSISTANCE HOTLINE

Residents who live in unincorporated parts of the county may call 858-495-5200 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week. They can also email CountyFireRecovery@sdcounty.ca.gov.

LOCATION ASSISTANCE CENTER

The Vista Branch Library at 700 Eucalyptus Ave. will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Monday, Dec. 11.

RED GUIDE TO RECOVERY

This online handbook provides resources and a checklist.

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TAX RELIEF

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) is offering tax relief to those impacted by the fires in Southern California. Officials say all tax and fee payers affected by these fires may request extensions to file returns and relief from penalties and/or interest. They can do so online or by calling CDTFA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-400-7115 during regular business hours.

San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Ernest Dronenburg says all property owners whose property was damaged or destroyed are eligible for property tax relief after the property is reassessed. 

“The Assessor’s office will be proactively mailing property tax relief applications to affected property owners,” Mr. Dronenburg said. “I would also like to strongly encourage all property owners who suffered fire damage to their property in excess of $10,000 to contact my office for the necessary claim form at (619) 531-4993 or by visiting the Assessor’s website."

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