Van Maddox, Sierra County Auditor/Treasurer/Tax Collector announces that regular secured tax bills were mailed October 25, 2018 to all property owners at the addresses shown on the tax roll. If you own property in Sierra County and do not receive a tax bill by November 15, 2018, please contact the Tax Collector’s Office, P.O. Box 376, Downieville, CA, 95936, or call (530) 289-3286. You can also visit our website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov, click on Online payments to view and print a copy of the bill. This is especially important to new owners and people who have recently moved because failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility to make timely payments.
The first installment of 2018-19 taxes is now due and will become delinquent if not paid by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018 and a 10% penalty will be added. The second installment will be due on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. If taxes are not paid by 5:00 p.m. on or before April 10, 2019, a 10% penalty, plus $10.00 cost will be added. Both installments may be paid when the first installment is due.
Supplemental bills are an additional tax liability due to a reassessment of your property value by the Assessor’s Office and may be due at any time. If you have received a supplemental tax bill, please check the delinquent dates on the bill to be sure the taxes are paid timely.
Payments may be sent to the Sierra County Tax Collector, P.O. Box 376, Downieville, CA 95936 and must be postmarked by the delinquent date to avoid late penalties. You may make electronic payments through the Internet on the Payments page of the Sierra County Government website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov. Payments may also be made in person at the Tax Collector’s Office, Suite 14, Courthouse, Downieville, CA between the hours of 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Holidays the office is closed.