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Where do your taxes go?

The Tax Collector is charged by the State of California to enforce the California State Revenue and Taxation Code which includes the collection of various taxes. The County Tax Collector primarily collects property taxes that fund the activities of local government of the county including the school system. The Tax Collector does not determine how much to collect. The County Assessor determines the value of a parcel and gives the value information to the County Auditor-Controller, who applies the tax rates and special assessments to the tax bill. The Auditor-Controller then charges the Tax Collector with the collection of the tax bill.


If you have questions regarding the value of your property, you should contact the County Assessor.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page (FAQs) to obtain answer to any of the following:

  • Partial Payments
  • Secured Taxes
  • Unsecured Taxes
  • Supplemental Taxes
  • Exemptions
  • Annual Property Tax Sale Auction
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Last updated: 10/25/2017 5:52 PM