Pay Your Tax Bill

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Federal Tax Reform Notice

With the adoption of the federal tax reform we are getting inundated with inquiries from local taxpayers.  We want to communicate that this tax reform bill does not impact the way we collect local property taxes, we are governed by State law and the law has always allowed the 2nd installment to be paid with the 1st installment or at any time after the 1st installment has been made, as long as it is postmarked by April 10th.  We cannot give Federal tax advice and we will not be tracking December 31 postmarks.  We will post payments once received and cannot guarantee a December 31st posting date.  We want to encourage taxpayers to seek the advice of their accountant or the IRS as to what they will accept as timely payment.  The Nevada County Tax Collector’s office will be open normal business hours 8am – 5pm through December 29, 2017 and encourage people to use our online payment resources if looking to pay 2nd installments by the end of the year.  

Convenient Ways to Pay Your Tax Bill

  • Credit/ Debit or E-Check Payments (Online Credit/Debit card payments incur a 2.4% or $2.00 convenience fee, (whichever is greater). Debit card payments incur flat $2.00 fee when used over-the-counter.  E-checks payments incur a flat $0.50 fee. (Must check the Personal or Business Check option at Checkout)  Must have Bill # and Parcel #    
  • Credit Card/Debit Card Payment by Phone (Convenience Fee Applies) 1-888-243-1366 (e-check payments cannot be made via phone payment) Must have Bill # and Parcel # or you will be asked to contact the county for this information.    
  • Over-the Counter:
    950 Maidu Avenue
    Suite 290
    Nevada City, CA 95959
    Office Hours
    Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • 24/7 Drop Box:
    950 Maidu Avenue
    Nevada City, CA 95959
    Follow Signs
    Payments placed in the drop box after 5 p.m. on December 10 or April 10 will be returned for penalties
  • Pay By Mail to:
    Nevada County Tax Collector
    P.O. Box 128
    Nevada City, CA 95959
Questions? Call us at 530-265-1285.

Note: Credit Card (by phone and online) and Virtual Check payments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., PST December 10th and April 10th. Please allow yourself ample time for processing as anything received after 11:59 p.m., PST will be returned for penalties.

We Cannot Accept Partial Payments

Payments made for taxes from multiple sources (check/credit card combination) must have prior authorization before proceeding. Please contact this office before making payments from multiple sources or payments will be voided and returned. Thank you for your cooperation.

We can only accept U.S. funds drawn on U.S. based financial institutions.