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.
Military Tax Relief

Military personnel on active duty in California may declare their personal property's legal situs to be outside of the state and, therefore, the property is deemed to be tax-exempt. This exemption from property taxes does not apply to a person legally a resident of California, nor does it include vehicle registration fees (U.S. v. Shelby County, 385 F. Supp. 1187; California v. Buzard (1966) 392 U.S. 386). A mobilehome must be registered with the Department of Housing and Community Development within 20 days after its owner leaves military service.

What is the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act?

The act (50 USCS appx. §501 et. seq.) took effect October 17, 1940. The act’s purpose, as stated in §510, is to “. . . suspend enforcement of civil liabilities, in certain cases, of persons in the military service of the United States in order to enable such to devote their entire energy to the defense needs of the Nation. . . .”

The act provides that “A member of the Armed Service need not show that his military service prejudiced his ability to redeem title to property before he can qualify for the statutory suspension of time. The statutory command in §525 is unambiguous, unequivocal, and unlimited” (Conroy v. Aniskoff, 507 U. S. 511 (1993)). The Supreme Court further opined, “The statute’s complete legislative history confirms a congressional intent to protect all military personnel on active duty, not just those whose lives have been temporarily disrupted by the service.”

Application for Property Tax Relief for Military Personnel

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 Contact Treasurer

Treasurer-Tax Collector

Property Tax Division
530.538.7701
taxes@buttecounty.net

Central Collections Division
530.538.7362
collections@buttecounty.net

Treasury Division
530.538.7576
treasury@buttecounty.net

 Locations & Hours

25 County Center Drive
Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

Map of County Complex

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.