Treasurer-Tax Collector
The Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Department operates three divisions - Treasury, Property Tax, and Central Collections. While the activities of each division are unique, the primary purpose of the department as a whole is to collect revenue owed to the County, cities, special districts, school districts, and the court system. The department is committed to providing excellent customer service and assuring effective utilization of the public’s tax dollars through a program of performance measurement and management.
Treasurer-Tax Collector

The Treasurer-Tax Collector's Department has a broad internal and external customer base. It serves the general public, cities, special districts, school districts, the court system, and every department within the County. There are three divisions within the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Department:

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Treasurer-Tax Collector Peggy Moak

 Peggy Moak is currently serving as the appointed Treasurer-Tax Collector, and was elected to that position with a 70% majority by the voters of Butte County for the four-year term beginning January 2015.

"I am honored to be entrusted with the duties of Treasurer-Tax Collector, and committed to preserving the tradition of fiscal conservatism and prudent management of public funds for the benefit of the citizens of Butte County, county departments, schools and special districts.  I am personally dedicated to excellence in the performance of all duties and am proud to say that the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office is well known for its culture of professionalism, teamwork and superior customer service." 

Peggy has a strong focus on training and mentoring to ensure professional competence in investing, debt issuance, cash management, the processing of property tax revenues, and the collection of delinquent fines and fees. The department's friendly, responsive and knowledgeable staff is dedicated to serving the community and resolving issues in a timely manner.

For the past ten years, Peggy Moak has served in senior level financial management positions within the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office, including six years as the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector and four years as the Manager of Finance and Investments.

Peggy’s years of public office administration and thirty-plus years of business and consumer banking and financial analysis provided her with the expertise necessary to assume the Treasurer-Tax Collector position upon the retirement of Linda Barnes. On February 11, 2014, the Butte County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Peggy to serve as the Treasurer-Tax Collector for the remainder of Linda’s term ( view agenda item documents and watch video clip from the Board meeting). Her elected term will begin on January 5, 2015.  As the appointed/elected Treasurer-Tax-Collector, Peggy continues to be responsible for management of the Treasury’s $400 million pooled investment portfolio and assumes oversight of all aspects of the department’s three divisions – Treasury, Property Tax and Central Collections. Additionally, Peggy serves on a number of Butte County committees including the 457 Deferred Compensation Committee, Audit  Committee, Finance Committee, and the Land Use Coordinating Committee.

Prior to working for the Treasurer-Tax Collector's Department, Peggy enjoyed a long and rewarding management career in the financial services arena, serving as a bank vice president and manager in Chico, Paradise, and Oroville, as a regional administrative officer for a network of 18 bank branches, as a credit union branch manager, and as a manager of consumer lending/collections. During her career, Peggy also obtained the designation of Certified Financial Planner from the Denver College of Financial Planning, but is not currently practicing.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Peggy’s community service has included active participation in local area chambers of commerce, Rotary, Little League, local community benefit organizations and various professional organizations. Peggy worked tirelessly to advocate for fire recovery efforts after the 2008 Camp Fire, contributing to streamlined building codes and the development of the County’s General Plan. She has served on the boards of the Butte College Foundation, the Parks and Preserves Foundation (Northern California Land Trust), the Paradise Chamber of Commerce, and Thermalito and Paradise Little League organizations. Peggy is presently an active member of the California Association of County Treasurer-Tax Collectors, Government Finance Officers' Association, California Municipal Treasurers’ Association and, along with her husband, Pete Moak, the Butte County Forest Advisory Committee, Friends of the High Lakes and the Butte County Farm Bureau.

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 Locations & Hours

25 County Center Drive
Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

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Office Hours
Monday  - Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays

 News & Announcements

December 10th was the final deadline to pay the first installment of 2014-2015 secured property tax bills.  The first installment was due November 1st but taxpayers had until the close of business on December 10th to pay without penalty. A 10 percent late fee has been added to all outstanding first intallment amounts.

Claims for excess proceeds from the June 2014 property tax auction are currently being accepted. Read more.