Tax relief available for property owners with flood damage

LIHU‘E — County officials are urging property owners who sustained damages as a result of the recent flooding to file a claim for remission of taxes on their real property, a county news release states.

To be eligible, a claim must be based on the direct result of flood waters overflowing the banks or walls of a river or stream, not from flooding that may be due to inadequate drainage or areas that are subject to ponding, the release states.

Forms for real property tax relief are available at the Real Property Assessment office located at the Lihu‘e Civic Center, Kapule Building, in Lihu‘e or on the county’s website at www.kauai.gov.

The deadline to file a claim for disaster relief is June 30 or within 60 days of the disaster, whichever is later.

For more information, call the Real Property Assessment office at 241-4224.

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