Shari L. Schapmire — Treasurer-Tax Collector
Ukiah, CA 95482
Telephone (707) 234-6875
Fax (707) 463-4166
Office Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Telephone Hours: Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Overview of Departmental Functions
The Treasurer is responsible for the
collection, custody, investment, and disbursements of the funds of the
County, School Districts, Special Districts, and Trust Funds. All
monies collected by the aforementioned entities are deposited in the County
Treasury and pooled for investment purposes, while segregating the individual account transactions for interest apportionment purposes. The guiding
principles of the investment policy are always in this order: (1)
Safety, (2) Liquidity, and (3) Yield. Investments are placed with the objective of obtaining a respectable rate of return, not attempting to maximize yield at the expense of safety, liquidity, or availability.
The Tax Collector administers the billing,
collection, and reporting of property tax revenues levied annually;
includes secured, unsecured, and supplemental tax assessments.
The Tax Collector annually mails approximately 55,000 secured tax bills and approximately 7,000 unsecured tax bills. In addition, numerous supplemental tax bills are issued due to change of property ownership or new construction completed. In the most severe cases, properties that remain tax delinquent for five or more years may be sold at Public Auction. The Tax Collector also administers the collection of transient occupancy taxes, Business Improvement District assessments,
and business licenses. It is our intention to efficiently collect current and delinquent taxes, licenses, and assessments, while treating each citizen in a dignified, fair, and equitable manner.
Available at the Auditor site, including:
- Property Tax Process
- How To Calculate Your Taxes
- Tax Rates & Descriptions
- Supplemental Tax Refunds
- Special & Direct Assessments & Levies
- Property Tax Relief
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Contact Information
- Sales Tax Jurisdiction Locator
- Address Change (for Assessor)
Where Mendocino County Property Owners Can Find Foreclosure Information & Referral Resources
- Tips to avoid foreclosure: www.hud.gov/foreclosure/index.cfm
- Homeowners facing foreclosure: www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/econ/econ.cfm
- HUD-approved counseling agencies: www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hccprof14.cfm
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Alliance for Economic Inclusion Initiative promotes foreclosure-prevention strategies. Find more information at
The State of California offers home-mortgage information online for prospective homebuyers or homeowners who are having trouble keeping their payments current. For more information, go to www.yourhome.ca.gov or, in Spanish, www.sucasa.ca.gov.