MADERA COUNTY – Over 56,000 tax bills are being mailed out this week, representing over $160 million in property taxes. The various bond charges and direct charges are included on the tax bills.
“It’s that time of year again,” reports Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector. “We have just begun the printing and mailing process of our property tax bills. The process typically takes about eight work days to complete.
“This year some taxpayers will notice an additional line item for the Madera Irrigation District Assessments,” says Kennedy. “This is the first year that your MID assessment has been included on our tax bill. Although only 18,000 taxpayers have a MID assessment and because of the limits in our sorting process, all of our taxpayers will receive a notice even if they may not have a MID assessment.”
By accessing the webpage, www.madera-county.com/treasurer, taxpayers can select an option to view and/or pay their tax bill. This service will allow 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, says Kennedy.
While there is still a convenience fee attached to online tax payments with a credit card, this year the County is 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 the e-check feature is that you can pay multiple tax bills with one check and it is free!” says Kennedy. This new 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 at www.madera-county.com/treasurer, click on Pay by E-Check, accept the terms and then follow the prompts.
If taxpayers do not receive their tax bill by Nov. 1, they are asked to please contact the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office at (559) 675-7713 so they can send them a duplicate tax bill.