Shari L. Schapmire - Treasurer-Tax Collector
Office Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Telephone Hours: Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Treasurer-Tax Collector / Court Collections Office is currently undergoing a major office renovation project to increase efficiency and accessibility in an effort to provide better service to our customers.
The goal is to limit negative impacts to the public whenever possible; however, due to the nature of this project, noise and accessibility impacts may exist. At times, office and phone hours will need to be adjusted to accommodate certain phases of this project.
Information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.mendocinocounty.org/ttc or by telephone at (707) 234-6875. Emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will be responded to within two (2) business days of receipt.
We apologize for any inconvenience this project may cause.
Overview of Departmental Functions
The Treasurer is responsible for the collection, custody, investment, and disbursements of the funds of the County, School Districts, Special Districts, and Trust Funds. All monies collected by the aforementioned entities are deposited in the County Treasury and pooled for investment purposes, while segregating the individual account transactions for interest apportionment purposes. The guiding principles of the investment policy are always in this order: (1) Safety, (2) Liquidity, and (3) Yield. Investments are placed with the objective of obtaining a respectable rate of return, not attempting to maximize yield at the expense of safety, liquidity, or availability.
The Tax Collector administers the billing, collection, and reporting of property tax revenues levied annually; this includes secured, unsecured, and supplemental tax assessments. The Tax Collector annually mails approximately 55,000 secured tax bills and approximately 7,000 unsecured tax bills. In addition, numerous supplemental tax bills are issued due to change of property ownership or new construction completed. In the most severe cases, properties that remain tax delinquent for five or more years may be sold at Public Auction. The Tax Collector also administers the collection of transient occupancy taxes, Business Improvement District assessments, and business licenses. It is our intention to efficiently collect current and delinquent taxes, licenses, and assessments, while treating each citizen in a dignified, fair, and equitable manner.
Property Tax Information
- Property Tax Process
- How To Calculate Your Taxes
- Tax Rates and Descriptions
- Supplemental Tax Refunds
- Special and Direct Assessments and Levies
- Property Tax Relief
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Contact Information
- Sales Tax Jurisdiction Locator
- Address Change
Property Tax Postponement for Senior Citizens, Blind, or Disabled Persons
The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program returned in 2016 after being suspended by the Legislature in 2009. The program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain criteria including 40 percent equity in the home and an annual household income of $35,500 or less.
For further program information, please visit the State Controller’s website at sco.ca.gov (select "Public Services", then "Property Tax Postponement") or call toll free, 1-800-952-5661. This information is also available on the State Controller’s Office PTP Webpage".