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Treasurer-Tax Collector

Shari L. Schapmire ó Treasurer-Tax Collector

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

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
Available at the Auditor site, including:

Property Tax Postponement for Senior Citizens, Blind, or Disabled Persons

On September 28, 2014, the Governor signed AB 2231 (Statutes of 2014, Chapter 703), which reinstates the State Controllerís Property Tax Postponement Program with some revisions. This program will allow senior, blind, or disabled citizens with an annual household income of $35,500 or less and 40% equity in their homes to apply to defer payment of property taxes on their principal residence. Under this bill, applications may be filed with the State Controllerís Office beginning September 1, 2016. Applications will not be accepted prior to September 1, 2016. For further program information, please visit the State Controllerís website at (Public Services) or call toll free, 1-800-952-5661.
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