SANTA ROSA (KCBS) – With the property tax deadline looming, relief is available for homeowners in Northern California whose homes have been destroyed or damaged in the wildfires.

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The State Board of Equalization said affected homeowners are eligible for a program that temporarily re-assesses their property to reflect a lower value based on its damaged condition.

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People who live in counties where the governor has declared a state of emergency may also apply for a deferral of their next property tax payment without penalties or interest.

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Homeowners can get more information on these programs at the Board of Equalization’s website.