Treasurer-Tax Collector

Secured Property Taxes were due on April 10, 2020.  If you have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and were unable to pay your taxes, you may be eligible for a penalty waiver.  See Penalty Waiver Form for more information.



MESSAGE TO TAXPAYERS REGARDING THE 2ND INSTALLMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES WHICH ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020

April 10, 2020 Deadline for Property Taxes

Barbara M. Lopez, the Del Norte County Tax Collector would like to remind taxpayers that the 2nd installment of 2019/20 property taxes is still due and will become delinquent if not paid by April 10, 2020.  The Tax Collector has no legal authority to extend the due date. But, for those who are directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and who are unable to pay timely, a penalty waiver process after April 10, 2020 may be available to you.  I want to encourage all those who have the ability to pay taxes to do so. Property tax dollars directly support essential services such as schools, emergency response and public health which are desperately needed at this time.

THE TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH AND FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH TO ASSIST TAXPAYERS WITH THEIR PAYMENTS. THE ENTRANCE AND EXIT TO THE TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE WILL BE CLEARLY MARKED AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE IN EFFECT, THIS MAY RESULT IN LONGER WAIT TIMES. PLEASE BE PATIENT.

FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES AND THE COMMUNITY, I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE TAXPAYERS TO PLEASE MAIL TAX PAYMENTS, PAY ELECTRONICALLY OR USE OUR SECURE DROP BOX.  IF YOU CAN AVOID COMING INTO THE OFFICE, PLEASE DO SO.

For your convenience, we have a secure payment drop box outside our main entry doors at the Flynn Administration Building (southeast entrance).  You can also pay your taxes by mail, online or by phone. Property taxes can be paid by check, money order or cashier’s check through the mail. You may also pay online with a credit/debit card, E-Check or by calling our automated system at 1-866-477-2399.  Please be aware, fees apply if you are making an electronic payment. If you are unable to pay using one of the above methods, please contact our office for further assistance.

If you need assistance making an electronic payment or have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our office. The Tax Collector’s Office will have staff available to answer calls, emails and to process your tax payments.

Thank you for your understanding and please stay healthy and safe,

Barbara M. Lopez, Del Norte County Tax Collector


The County Tax Collector performs state-mandated functions as follows: Collection of Taxes including Secured, Unsecured, Supplemental and Transient Occupancy; mailing of statements, maintenance of records and tax charges; preparation of publications and reports; redemption of delinquent tax and maintenance of delinquent abstracts; preparation for and conducting sales of tax-defaulted properties; collection of mobile home , parcel maps, boundary adjustments and new subdivision security deposits; bulk transfers and bankruptcy claims; preparation and recording of judgments and liens; enhanced collection efforts through tax-intercept and seizure actions.

The second installment of the 2019/20 Secured Property Taxes are due as of February 1, 2020.  If the installment is not paid by April 10th, 2020, a 10% late penalty and a $10.00 cost will apply.  If you have not received your bill, please contact the Tax Collector's office at (707) 464-7283.  

Barbara Lopez
Treasurer/Tax Collector

981 H Street, Suite 150
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-7283
Fax (707) 464-7247