Treasurer / Tax Collector



I understand that this is a very stressful time, especially for those suffering direct effects from this public health crisis, and my office is committed to helping in any way we can. We have no authority to extend the April 10th deadline, as outlined by State Law. However, Plumas County property owners affected by the COVID-19 virus may have late penalties cancelled if they are unable to pay their property taxes by the April 10th deadline.

For reasons related to COVID-19 virus, property owners may submit a request for penalty cancellation.  Cancellation of penalty forms can be found on the Tax Collector’s webpage or by calling the office at (530) 283-6260.

We encourage all property owners to pay their taxes on time, April 10th.  This revenue keeps the government, schools, community college and special districts running and providing vital services that the public relies on, especially in times like these.

Since the Tax Collector’s office is currently closed to the public during this emergency, appointments will have to be made for in-person payments or other assistance.  We encourage those who typically pay with cash to obtain a money order or cashier’s check for payment.  Taxpayers can pay online, via telephone or by mail. There is also a drop box on the front steps of the Courthouse and by the Tax Collector’s office door.  For online credit/debit card transactions, our card payment processor charges a nominal service fee.

We have developed responses to our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Taxpayers can click here to review payment methods and view tax bills.  Taxpayers may also call (530) 283-6260 for additional information.

Department Functions

Office of Treasurer

The Office of Treasurer is an elected office that has been combined with the function of tax collector. The treasurer is responsible for the cash management, investment, and safekeeping of all funds in the county treasury.

Tax Collector

The tax collector function involves responsibility for the billing, collection, and accounting for all personal and real property taxes levied in the county. Further, the tax collector collects taxes on mobile homes, business license fees in unincorporated area, transient occupancy tax, and various other taxes and special assessments.

Centralized Collections Division

Responsibilities of the Centralized Collections Division include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Court Ordered Fines
  • Juvenile Hall Fees
  • Library Fines
  • Parking
  • Probation Fees
  • Public Defender Fees
  • Restitution and Delinquent Traffic Citations

Court Fees can now be paid with GovPayNet

Parcel Search

United States Passport

United States Passports

Passport Processing

Office Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday
Closed: Thursdays 9:00 to 10:00

Passport Check List

Every applicant must appear in person and have the following:

  • Passport Form DS11-Filled Out-Signed in the presence of the Passport Agency
  • One Passport Picture (Locally: Lesley Froggatt or Rite Aid Drug Store)
  • Certified Copy of Birth Certificate or Previous Passport
  • Photo Identification - (Ex: Drivers License) Both parents must present ID for under 16, one parent over 16.
  • Check or Money Order to: U.S. Department of State. $110.00 per passport.
  • Minor under age 16 $80.00 per passport - Must be check or money order
  • Check, Money Order or Cash: Plumas County Treasurer. $35.00 per passport

To Expedite: USPS Flat Rate Envelope with Attached $18.95 Postage (Pickup Prior) US Department of States Fee $182.72 per passport

Plumas County Treasurer Fee $35.00 per passport

US Passport Card: Can be used for Mexico, Canada, Caribbean and Bermuda (Not for Air Travel) 

Adults - $30.00 Minors - $15.00 Plumas County Treasurer - $35.00

Property Tax Sale

Property Tax Lien

Property Sale - Tax Code (PDF)

Tax Sale FAQs (PDF)

Bidder Nonpayment/Noncompliance (PDF)

Bid4Assets Website