MADERA COUNTY — Stand by homeowners, property owners and others, as secured property tax bills for 2017-18 are currently being dolled up and doled out, according to officials.
“It’s that time of year again,” reports Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector. “We have just begun the 2017-18 tax season by printing and mailing our property tax bills.”
Over 56,000 tax bills were mailed out, representing over $169 million in property taxes, and the various bond charges and direct charges are included on the tax bills.
“This year some taxpayers will notice an additional line item for the Madera Irrigation District Assessments. This is the second year that your MID assessment has been included on our tax bill,” says Kennedy.
Kennedy notes that taxpayers may access the county webpage, www.madera-county.com/treasurer, and select an option to view and/or pay their tax bill.
“This service allows the user to search for the property either by assessment number or by street address. For privacy purposes the owner name will not be shown on the screen,” she explains. “We have taken credit card payments and e-check payments for years as a convenience to the taxpayer, but this service option will really provide value to both the taxpayers and my staff.”
While there is still a convenience fee attached to online tax payments with credit card, the office says that once again this year, they are waiving the e-check fee as a cost of doing business and in order to encourage taxpayers to use this method of payment.
“The beauty of our e-check feature is that you can pay multiple tax bills with one check and it is free. This service option will allow taxpayers to access their tax bill and to make payments via the website from any computer or mobile device.”
To pay by e-check, please go to the website, click on Pay by E-check, accept the terms, and then follow the prompts.
The bulk of the tax bills are being mailed out the week of Oct. 9, 2017. If taxpayers do not receive their tax bill by November 1, 2017, they are asked to please contact the office at (559) 675-7713 so they can be sent a duplicate tax bill.
Source: Madera County