Jordan Z. Marks


County of San Diego

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News Date
Apr 03, 2024

San Diego, CA – San Diego Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk Jordan Marks is reminding flood survivors and property owners impacted by the 2024 winter storm, that they could qualify for property tax relief, but time is running out. Qualified property owners can have their upcoming property tax payment deferred without interest or penalty until the property is rebuilt. Applications to defer the April 10th property tax bill you must filed by April 10, 2024 at 5 p.m.


To qualify for property tax reduction: Homeowners or commercial property owners must have at least $10,000 in damage to their home or commercial property due to the winter storm. Property taxes are reduced until the property is restored to its condition it was in before the storm damage.


To qualify for property tax deferral:  San Diego Homeowners must have at least $10,000 in damage to their homes and pay their property taxes directly to the County of San Diego Treasurer-Tax Collector and not through a mortgage impound account. Commercial property owners, all properties not a primary residence, must have at least a 20% loss of value to their property and not pay their property taxes through an impound account. Filed their property tax reduction application with the deferral request option by Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 5 p.m.


Assessor Jordan Marks said, “My office is proactively doing everything possible to provide San Diego County flood survivors the maximum amount of property tax relief possible.” Marks continued, “We want them to focus their resources on repairing and rebuilding their homes, and not their upcoming property tax bills.” Assessor Marks thanked the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for recently approving the Assessor’s proposed ordinance on February 27, 2024 authorizing deferral of property tax payments for properties damaged during the winter storm. 


Both property tax relief opportunities are on the same easy online one-page application at Assessor Marks says, "If you’re unsure if you qualify, when in doubt fill it out.” 

Visit for a video fully explaining the property tax relief deferral and reduction qualifications and other relief offered by the Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk office. For assistance with a property tax relief application email or call (619)531-6130


Jordan Marks was elected San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk in November 2022 to a four-year term. Marks is responsible for valuing all real and personal property, recording of all legal real estate documents, vital records including birth, death, and marriage certificates, and is the Commissioner of Civil Ceremonies responsible for marriage services including licenses and officiating civil ceremonies, as well as, registering fictitious business names. In 2023, Marks delivered San Diegans record high $275 million property tax savings and was the #1 Assessor office in California for serving disabled veterans and surviving spouses. San Diego is also the only office to offer Owner Alert a free electronic title fraud alert notification service for property owners.

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