Treasurer-Tax Collector

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Shari L. Schapmire - Treasurer-Tax Collector

501 Low Gap Rd, Room 1060
Ukiah, CA 95482
Telephone (707) 234-6875
Fax (707) 463-4166
Email

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.

Department Holiday Closures

The Treasurer-Tax Collector and Court Collections will be closed for the holidays on the following days:

Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 21 - Closing at noon
Thursday, November 22 - Holiday
Friday, November 23 - Holiday

 

Christmas
Monday, December 24 - Closed all day
Tuesday, December 25 - Holiday
Wednesday, December 26 - Closed all day

 

New Years
Tuesday, January 1 - Holiday

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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 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".

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