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.
Secured Property Tax Information

 

What are "secured" property taxes?

The term "secured" simply means that taxes are assessed against real property (land or structures). The tax is a lien that is "secured" by the land or structure. If the taxes remain unpaid after a period of five years, the property may be sold by the Tax Collector to cover the taxes owed.

When is the secured tax assessed?

The Assessor establishes the value of unsecured property on January 1. This date is often referred to as the tax lien date.

How are the secured taxes determined?

The January 1 value is multiplied by the tax rate (usually 1 percent plus voter approved assessments).

What period of time does a secured tax bill cover?

A secured tax bill covers a fiscal year. The fiscal year begins July 1 and ends on June 30 of the following calendar year.

When should I expect my secured tax bill?

Every year, the Tax Collector mails the secured tax bills in October. If you do not receive a tax bill by November 1, or if you recently purchased a property, you may access your tax bill online. You can also request a duplicate copy by calling 530-538-7701 or by sending an e-mail to taxes@buttecounty.net.

When are secured property taxes due?

The 1st installment is due on November 1 with a grace period until 5:00 p.m. on December 10 to pay without penalty. The second installment is due on February 1 with a grace period until 5:00 p.m. on April 10 to pay without penalty. If a final due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the taxes may be paid without penalty until 5:00 pm on the next business day.

Make Payment    View and Print Tax Bill

 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.