Tax Collector Division - Tax Collection

Payment Due Dates

  1. SECURED TAXES - are mailed in October every year with the following dates:
    a.  First Installment - due November 1 - Delinquent December 10
    b.  Second Installment - due February 1 - Delinquent April 10
  2. UNSECURED TAXES - are mailed in June every year with the following dates:
    Due July 1 - Delinquent August 31
  3. SUPPLEMENTAL TAXES - are generated due to change of ownership or on new construction.  The value change will generate a supplemental tax bill.  The values are determined by the Assessor's Office at 530-842-8036.  Supplemental tax bills are mailed at different times during the year and are due when mailed.

Payment of Taxes

Tax Collection - Payment by Mail

Make payments by mail or at the County Tax Office. Return the appropriate stub or stubs with your payment in the return envelopes provided. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Siskiyou County Tax Collector, and show the mailing address of the payer and also the parcel number as shown on the bill. Any check returned unpaid by the bank will not be redeposited. Also, there will be a $35.00 fee for each check returned unpaid by the bank for any reason.  If a check is returned unpaid, the Tax Collector must collect penalties required by State Law. (When December 10 or April 10 Falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, the hour of deliquency is 5:00 P.M. on the Next Business Day.)  Please note: A reminder will not be sent out for the second installment payment.

Tax Collection - Overnight Drop Box

Dropbox is located in front of the courthouse steps at 311 Fourth St., Yreka, CA.

Tax Collection - Payment of Taxes by Credit Card

The Siskiyou County Tax Collector is now offering the following payment options for property owners. You may pay your property taxes by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover/Novus credit card

To make a credit card payment over the Internet, simply CLICK HERE and you will be directed to our Internet payment provider, Official Payments Corp. You must have the following information available: 

  1. Type of Taxes to be paid (i.e. secured, unsecured, secured and unsecured prior years, or supplemental) If you are unsure how to identify your taxes, please call our office at (530) 842-8340 prior to logging on to the website.
  2. Full ASMT number (Must have all 12 digits)
  3. Exact total amount owed per assessment (including tax, penalties, fees, etc.)
  4. Siskiyou County Zip Code = 96097

To make a credit card payment by telephone, just call 1-800-272-9829. You must have the following information available: 

  1. Type of Taxes to be paid (i.e. secured, unsecured, secured and unsecured prior years, or supplemental) If you are unsure how to identify your taxes, please call our office at (530) 842-8340 prior to logging on to the website.
  2. Full ASMT number (Must have all 12 digits)
  3. Exact total amount owed per assessment (including tax, penalties, fees, etc.)
  4. Jurisdiction Code = 1519 (Code for Siskiyou County)

**Please be advised that Official Payments Corp. charges a *convenience fee* for credit card transactions. The fee is based on the amount your transaction. This fee is not charged by Siskiyou County.**

Tax Collection - Payment of Taxes on Assessment Appeals

If you have submitted an assessment appeal application to the Clerk of the Board, you must continue to pay your property taxes by the designated due dates.

Tax Collection - Penalties

If your first installment amount is unpaid after December 10, a 10% penalty is added to the first installment amount due. If your second installment amount is unpaid after April 10, a 10% penalty plus a $20.00 cost fee is added to the second installment amount due. After June 30, a $15.00 redemption fee and penalty in the amount of 1-1/2% per month will be added to the unpaid taxes and penalties listed on the bill.

Tax Collection - Responsibility of Property Owner

The property owner must ensure that the taxes are paid by the due dates specified. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer from the responsibility to pay taxes owed, nor does it give the Tax Collector reason to cancel penalties imposed. If you own other property, be sure to obtain a separate bill for each parcel.

If you have sold this property, please forward your bill to the new owner or return it to this office with the new owner's name.

Tax Collection - Change of Address

You must maintain a current mailing address for each parcel that you own. If you have moved, or if the mailing address shown on the face of your tax bill is incorrect, please notify the Siskiyou County Assessor at the County Courthouse, Room 108, 311 Fourth Street, Yreka, CA 96097.

Tax Collection - Identification of Property

The best identification of the property is the parcel number. Check parcel number and property location (SITUS) to be sure this is the correct property. The law does not permit the Tax Collector to authorize refunds for payments made on the wrong property except under certain specified conditions

If you have sold this property, please forward your bill to the new owner or return it to this office with the new owner's name.

Treasurer-Tax Collector Resource Center

Resource Title Downloadable File Type
Business License Application Download File Application
Tax Sale - Terms of Sale (Current) Download File Other
Tax Sale - Frequently Asked Questions Download File Other
Tax Sale - Results, May & June 2014 Download File Other
Tax Sale - Listings, May 2014 Download File Other
Payment Plan Form for Delinquent Taxes Download File Application