Any person not receiving their bill(s) by Oct. 5 should contact the Tax Collector’s Office in the County Courthouse. People who purchased property after Sept. 1, 2011 should contact the former owners and request the tax bill(s) from them, or they can obtain a copy of the bill(s) from the Tax Collector’s Office. Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse late fees, and it is the responsibility of the taxpayer to request a bill if not received. Voters in several school districts have approved bond issues and this has increased the total amount of the bills for people living in those districts.
The first installment is late after Dec. 12, 2011. Early payments are suggested to avoid late penalties or waiting in line the last day.
The Humboldt County Tax Collector’s office now accepts credit card and e-check payments. Online payments can be made through the website at: www.co.humboldt.ca.us/taxcollt/. The added convenience provided by our acceptance of these types of payments does involve additional processing by private companies, and there is a convenience fee charged by these outside contractors (not Humboldt County) for this service.
You may also make credit card payments over the phone by calling (877) 486-7163. The same convenience fees apply.
The Humboldt County Tax Collector’s office is open 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For additional information contact (707) 476-2450