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The Treasurer-Tax Collector's responsibilities are to provide tax collection services, business license issuance, banking services for the County, and to invest monies in the Treasurer's custody in order to earn interest revenues until the monies are required to fund operating expenditures.
It takes three separate Siskiyou County Offices, Assessor, Auditor-Controller, and Tax Collector to produce and account for your property tax bill and payment.
The Assessor establishes the assessed value of your property by appraising the value of the property as required by State Law. The assessed value of your property is then placed on a list called the Assessment Roll (the "Roll"), along with all other properties in Siskiyou County. The Roll is then presented to the Siskiyou County Auditor-Controller for further processing.
The Auditor-Controller extends the Roll ("Extended Roll"). During this process, the general tax and special assessments are applied to the Roll. The Extended Roll is then sent to the Siskiyou County Tax Collector for individual tax bill distribution and payment collection.
The Tax Collector receives the Extended Roll, which is utilized to print and mail the property tax bills. When you send your remittance to pay your property taxes, the Tax Collector then records that payment against your tax balance due. The Auditor-Controller then distributes your payment to the appropriate taxing agencies.