Tulare County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector Cass Cook would like to remind tax payers that the first installment of secured property taxes must be paid by December 11, 2017, to avoid additional penalties and cost. He would also like to remind tax payers of the convenient payment options available.
Please note that a convenience fee will be charged by our vendor for credit card payments. Our new payment system is easier to use, it will allow you to manage your account online, and E-check transactions are now free! This online payment portal provides many advanced features, including the ability to make flexible payment schedules, view bills online, save paper, save trees, and reduce clutter by signing up to “Go Paperless” with e-billing.
Have your credit card number or checking account number and your Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) available when you call or go online.
Drop box reminder: The Tax Collector’s office has a curbside drop box for tax payments made by check. It is located in the northeast parking lot (next to Mooney Blvd.) at the Visalia Courthouse. Look for the red, white and blue pennants. No more worrying about parking, just drive up and drop your payment in the box! Please include your Assessor’s Parcel Number on your check and also enclose your payment stub in the envelope.
If you do not receive your secured property tax bill or are unable to find it, you may view and print a copy from our website at www.tularecountytax.com, or you may come to our office at 221 South Mooney Blvd., Room 104-E, Visalia for a duplicate tax bill. For questions about your tax bill, please call (559) 636-5250.
Payee & address: Please make your property tax check payable to Tulare County Tax Collector and mail your payment to:
Property Value Questions: Any questions regarding values, mailing addresses, or assessments should be directed to the Tulare County Assessor’s Office at (559) 636-5100, or email Assessor@co.tulare.ca.us.
POSTMARKS: The postmark is generally applied, either by machine or by hand, with cancellation bars and is primarily used to prevent postage from being re-used. Taxpayers who send their payments by mail are cautioned that the USPS only postmarks certain mail depending on the type of postage used. Additionally, the USPS may not postmark mail on the same day it is deposited by a taxpayer.
Please go to www.tularecountytax.com to find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).