News & Information
Lake County Public Internet Auction Sale of Tax-Defaulted Property
Will be held on June 5 - June 8, 2021 at
COVID-19: Protecting the Public and Our Employees
SECOND INSTALLMENT OF REAL PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE APRIL 10, 2021.
Electronic Payments can be made online or by telephone (866) 506-8035.
Please note there is a convenience fee of 2.5% for credit/debit card payments or a $3.00 flat fee for an e-Check.
Checks, cashier’s checks, and money orders can be placed in the drop box located on the first floor of the Courthouse or mailed to:
Lake County Tax Collector
255 N Forbes Street, Rm 215
Lakeport, CA 95453
Mailed payments must be postmarked no later than April 10, 2021.
New Requirements for COVID-19 Related Penalty Cancellations
On May 6, 2020, Governor Newson issued Executive Order N-61-20, this order was not intended to limit or restrict the existing authority of a tax collector, auditor, or board of supervisors to waive, cancel, or excuse penalties, costs, or interest, but was issued to standardize the penalty cancellation process throughout the state.
Beginning July 1, 2020, Lake County will begin implementing Executive Order N-61-20 to process all penalty cancellation requests related to COVID-19 through May 6, 2021.
Requirements are as follows:
i. The property for which taxes were not paid is either (a) residential real property occupied by the taxpayer, or (b) real property owned and operated by a taxpayer that qualifies as a small business under Small Business Administration’s Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, Title 13, section 121.201;
ii. The taxes owed on the property in question were not delinquent prior to March 4, 2020; therefore; any property owner with unpaid 2019-20, 1st installment taxes (penalty due date of December 10, 2019) or prior year delinquent taxes as of March 4, 2020, will, unfortunately, not qualify to apply for a penalty cancellation.
iii. The taxpayer completes and returns the Request for Penalty Cancellation form, remits payment, along with requested documentation as in the instructions, no later than May 6, 2021; and
iv. The taxpayer demonstrates to the satisfaction of the tax collector that the taxpayer has suffered economic hardship or was otherwise unable to tender payment of taxes in a timely fashion, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or any , local, state, or federal government response to COVID-19.
Due to the Governor's Executive Order, No. N33-20, the tax sale (auction) that was scheduled for May 29, 2020 through June 2, 2020 has been CANCELED.
Pay Property Tax
The Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office does not guarantee uninterrupted availability of the websites. The taxpayer is responsible for delinquent fees and penalties resulting from such unavailability.
View or pay property tax online.
To pay property tax by phone, call (866) 506-8035
*with credit card or echeck. Current Secured and Current Unsecured only.