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Treasurer & Tax Collector

Dan M. Mierzwa, Treasurer & Tax Collector

915 8th. St., Suite 103, Marysville, CA 95901-5273

(530) 749-7840

Hours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Open during lunch




PROPERTY TAX QUESTIONS

 

Can I pay my tax bill with a credit card?
Credit Card payments can be made by telephone or online. You may pay your property tax by using MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. TO CALL ~ the toll free telephone number is 1 866 477 2406.
To pay online, you may select the button on the left hand side that reads "PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES ONLINE" or go to www.tax.yuba.org. SPECIAL NOTE: There is a convenience fee that will be added to each authorized transaction. The convenience fee will be given prior to completing the request. Convenience fee is 2.38% of the total tax amount charged, or a flat $3.00 per e-check with a limit of 10 assessments per e-check.

Credit card payments may not be made in person or by calling the Tax Collector's office.

 

What are secured Property Taxes?

Taxes on which the property taxes are a lien against real property.


When are current year secured property taxes due?

The Total Amount Due is payable in two installments:

a. The 1st installment is due on November 1, and is delinquent at 5:00 p.m. December 10, after which a 10% penalty attaches.
If mailed, payment must be postmarked on or before December 10th.

b. The 2nd installment is due on February 1, of the following year and is delinquent at 5:00 p.m. April 10, after which a 10% penalty and $20 cost attach. If mailed, payment must be postmarked on or before April 10th

c. In order to pay both installments at the same time, remit the TOTAL AMOUNT DUE with both installment payment stubs by December 10.

d. If December 10 or April 10 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, no penalty is charged if payment is made by 5:00 p.m. on the next business day.

 

The lender no longer pays the taxes. How do I get payment stubs?

Although you do not need a payment stub to pay your taxes, you can order a duplicate tax bill by calling (530) 749-7840 or by visiting the office.

 

I did not receive the secured tax bill. How do I get another bill?

You may request a duplicate tax bill by 1)  Calling (530) 749-7840  or 2) by visiting the office or 3)sending an email and a bill can be provided by email.

 

How can I change my mailing address?

You can request a change of mailing address by calling, writing or visiting the Assessor's Office at 915 8th St. Suite 101 Marysville, CA 95901. (530) 749-7820.

 

Are there any assistance programs available?  

 

On 2/20/2009 the Governor signed a bill temporarily suspending these programs indefinitely.

 

There are two (2) Property Tax Assistance Programs available for those that qualify:

1)     Homeowner Assistance Program ~ A State of California program administered by the Franchise Tax Board.

This program is available for citizens 62 years of age or older, blind, or disabled and has a total household income not exceeding a specified amount. Program provides the claimant a reimbursement for property taxes paid for the previous year. Filing or participating in this program DOES NOT reduce the amount of property taxes owed on your property. Nor will a lien be placed against your property.

FILING PERIOD:     July 1st through October 15th of each year

To learn more or file for this program contact the State of California, Franchise Tax Board at the following:

          Toll Free Telephone Number:     1 800 338 0505

          Internet Website address:     www.ftb.ca.gov

2)  Property Tax Postponement Program ~ A State of California program administered by the State Controller's office

For citizens 62 years of age or older, blind or disabled with a total annual income not exceeding a certain amount, may have the option to have the State of California pay all or part of your property taxes on your home or mobile home.

The postponed property taxes must be repaid when the homeowner moves, the home is sold, or the homeowners dies. To secure repayment of any postponed taxes, the State Controller's Office records a lien against the property

FILING PERIOD:     May 15th through December 10th  ~  Homeowner's must file for postponement each year.

To learn more or file for this program contact the State of California, Controller's office at the following:

     Toll Free Telephone Number:     1 800 952 5661

     Alternate Telephone Number:     1 916 327 5587

     Email:  postponement@sco.ca.gov

     Internet Website address:     www.sco.ca.gov Click on SCO services and then click on Tax Information

 

Are the any Exemptions that I might qualify for?

HOMEOWNER'S EXEMPTION ~ The law provides for a reduction in your property taxes if you own and live in your home. This exemption can save you up to $70.00 each year.

TO FILE for this exemption contact:  YUBA COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE at (530) 749 7820 or write to 915th 8th Street, Suite 101, Marysville CA 95901.

DISABLED VETERANS EXEMPTION ~ for further information and details on this exemption, please contact the Yuba County Assessor's office at (530) 749 7820.

 

What if I disagree with the assessed value as shown on my secured tax bill?

If you disagree with a change in the assessed value as shown on the tax bill, you have the right to an informal assessment review by contacting the Assessor’s Office at (530) 749-7820. If you disagree with the result of the informal review, you have the right to file an application for reduction in assessment for the following year with the Clerk of the Assessment Appeals Board during the period from July 2 to November 30 inclusive. The Clerk of the Assessment Appeals Board is located at 915 8th Street, Marysville, CA (530) 749-7510. Application for review and equalization of an assessment made outside of the regular assessment period must be filed with the Yuba County Assessment Appeals Board no later than 60 days from the first notification of that assessment (not including the notice of "Proposed" Escape Assessment).

 

What are special assessments, direct assessments and or direct charges?

Special assessments are direct charges against property which are included in the total amount of your tax bill but which are not property taxes in the sense of being based on the Assessor's valuation. A reclamation district charge is an example of a direct assessment.

 

What happens if my current year secured property tax amount due is unpaid by June 30 at 5:00 p.m.?
If the amount due is unpaid at 5:00 p.m. June 30, it will be necessary to pay (a) delinquent penalties, (b) costs, (c) redemption penalties, and (d) a redemption fee. If June 30 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, no redemption penalties shall attach if payment is made by 5:00 p.m. on the next business day. Property delinquent for the first year shall be declared defaulted for non-payment of taxes. After 5 years, the Tax Collector has the power to sell tax-defaulted property that is not redeemed.

 

What is a secured property supplemental tax bill?
A supplemental assessment is an adjustment in real property valuation resulting from upward changes in assessed value due to changes in ownership or completion of new construction. A secured property supplemental tax bill retroactively taxes the supplemental assessment of property on a pro- rata basis as a result of the assessor's reappraisal of property at its full cash value on the date that a change in ownership occurs or new construction is completed.

 

What is a secured property escape tax bill?
An escape assessment is the increased amount in real property valuation over the regular assessed valuation from a delayed reappraisal of the property and/or an erroneously applied homeowner's exemption valuation reduction. A secured property escape tax bill retroactively taxes the increased amount of valuation over the regular tax bill.

 

What are unsecured property taxes?
Taxes on property that are not a lien against real property. Taxes on unsecured property tax the assessments on personal property such as office furniture, machinery, equipment, boats, airplanes, etc., and assessments based on real property that are not a lien against real property.

 

When are unsecured property taxes due?
The single installment is due on August 31. Taxes on the unsecured roll delinquent at 5:00 p.m., or the close of business, whichever is later, on August 31, and thereafter subject to a delinquent penalty of 10 percent.

Taxes added to the unsecured roll after July 31, if unpaid are delinquent and subject to a penalty of 10 percent at 5:00 p.m., or the close of business, whichever is later, on the last day of the month succeeding the month of enrollment.

In addition to penalties imposed, the tax collector may collect actual costs of collection incurred by the county up to the time the delinquency is paid.

When the last day of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, any penalty to which the tax becomes subject on that date shall not attach if the tax collector receives payment in full by 5:00 p.m., or the close of business, whichever is later, on the next business day.


I did not receive an unsecured tax bill. How do I get another tax bill?
You can order a duplicate tax bill by calling (530) 749-7840 or by visiting the office.

 

What is an unsecured property supplemental tax bill?
An unsecured supplemental assessment is an adjustment in real property valuation resulting from upward changes in assessed value due to changes in ownership or completion of new construction where the assessment is not a lien on real property. An unsecured property supplemental tax bill retroactively taxes the supplemental assessment of property on a pro-rata basis as a result of the assessor's reappraisal of property at its full cash value on the date that a change in ownership occurs or new construction is completed.



 


Treasurer & Tax Collector • 915 8th. St., Suite 103, Marysville, CA, 95901-5273 • (530) 749-7840

 

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