5,000 parcels still behind
The good news is most of Madera County’s property taxes have been collected and balanced, amounting to over $56 million. The bad is that 5,000 parcels — nearly 5 percent — remain delinquent.
“If you didn’t pay your property taxes by the time they were due, you still have time. We will be sending out delinquent notices to remind you. However, expect to pay a 10 percent penalty plus a $20 cost on each parcel,” said county treasurer-tax collector Tracy Kennedy Desmond on Wednesday.
In total, the county gathered more than “$116 million in property taxes for the December and April collection periods, compared to $111 million dollars at this same time last year,” she said.
“The second installment collections will be distributed to the various entities that we collect taxes for, the two cities and the School Districts, in the form of an apportionment. Due to the fact that Madera County is a ‘Teeter’ county, a final distribution will be made after June 30th to all taxing agencies.” ...