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.
Unsecured Property Tax Information

What are "unsecured" property taxes?

The term "unsecured" refers to property that can be relocated and is not real estate. The tax is assessed against such things as business equipment, fixtures, boats, and airplanes. If the unsecured tax is not paid, a personal lien is filed against the owner, not the property.

When is the unsecured 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 unsecured tax amounts determined?

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

What period of time does an unsecured tax bill cover?

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

If I sell my unsecured property before the beginning of the fiscal year, am I still responsible for the unsecured tax?

Yes. Disposal of the property after the January 1 lien date does not eliminate your liability. If you sell the property before the unsecured tax bill is issued, make sure you collect an estimated amount for the unsecured tax from the buyer.

When should I expect my unsecured tax bill?

Unsecured tax bills are mailed in late July and are due by 5:00 p.m. on August 31.

 

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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

8/7/2015 - The California State Controller's Office will be reinstating the the Property Tax Postponement Program for taxpayers who meet certain eligibility requirements. More about the program.

8/3/2015 - The 2015-16 unsecured property tax bills were mailed at the end of July and are accessible online to view and pay as well. The property taxes are due by August 31st. More about payment options.

 7/30/2015 - The 2015/16 secured property tax bills for the 2015-16 fiscal year will be mailed in October. The first installment is always due November 1st but there is a grace period to pay without penalties until December 10th. 

 7/30/2015 - Delinquent Traffic Tickets and Infractions Amnesty Program begins October 1, 2015. More about eligibility requirements