Property Tax System

There are two types of property taxes: Secured (real property) and Unsecured (personal property), either of which may affect you. There are four steps in the property tax process. Here is how each County department affects you as a homeowner.
  1. The Citizens Of Nevada County: A change of ownership or completion of new construction on real property will trigger the property reassessment process.
  2. County Assessor: The County Assessor reassesses the property and gives the new assessed value of your home to the County Auditor/Controller.
  3. Auditor/Controller: The County Auditor/Controller applies the applicable tax rate to the new assessed value to determine the amount of property tax owed.
  4. Treasurer-Tax Collector: The Treasurer - Tax Collector mails the tax bill(s) and collects the payments.