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Tax Relief for Properties Affected by the Wildfires

Monday, October 30, 2023 1:10 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

The County Council has a few new proposals for real property tax relief for properties affected by the wildfire disaster.

Bill 91 - Introduced by Alice Lee. Finds that all properties damaged and or destroyed should be temporarily exempt from RPT.

Bil 95 - Introduced by Tamara Paltin. Offers a real property tax exemption for properties classified as commercialized residential (B&B), STR-TVR, and Hotel/Resort that rent their property to a displaced person or family

Bill 102- Introduced by Yukilei Sugimura. Gives property that was destroyed or damaged exemptions from rpt, delinquent tax and penalties for 3 years beginning from 1/1/2024, however if property is sold during this period then the new landowner is responsible for paying taxes from the date of the sale.

These proposals will be discussed at tomorrow's Budget, Finance, and Economic Development Committee, beginning at 9am.|&Search=

To submit testimony you can go to this link:

And submit them digitally.

The finance director has brought up a number of clarifications for these bills (see here), and we are still not clear on implementation or if assessment division will be asking for other clarifications as well. We support these bills that incentivize tax relief for owners of STRs that choose to rent their properties to displaced families. We will keep you posted on updates to this bill as it moves through this process.

Finally, feel free to reach out to your County Council representatives via email or phone: 

  •, Council Chair, Phone: (808) 270-7760; 
  •, Vice-Chair, Phone: (808) 270-7939;
  • , Presiding Officer Pro Tempore, Phone: (808) 270-5501;
  •, Councilmember, Phone: (808) 270-7108;
  •, Councilmember, Phone: (808) 270-7768;
  •, Councilmember, Phone: (808) 270-5504;
  •, Councilmember, Phone: (808) 270-7678;
  •, Councilmember, Phone: (808) 270-7246;
  •, Councilmember, Phone: (808) 270-5507;

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