Property Tax

The County Auditor-Controller is responsible for calculating the debt service tax rates for repayment of local bonds, applying rates to the assessed value of property on the local tax roll, adding fee taxes to assessments within approved benefit zones, and allocation of collected tax to the appropriate tax agency. The Auditor-Controller assures that the laws of the State of California as well as the rightfully ordered will of the voters is properly administered.

The County Assessor-Recorder is responsible for the valuation of property, business property and personal property of the local assessment tax roll. The Assessor makes determination of exemption and exclusion eligibility based on California revenue and Taxation Law. The Recorder is the records administrator for all property ownership and other documents relative to title and rights in Lake County. Questions regarding these actions can be directed to (707) 263-2302.

The County Tax Collector is charged with the collection of taxes (and penalties for late payment) billed in Lake County. Questions pertaining to tax bills issued in Lake County should be directed to the Tax Collector at (707) 263-2234.