Property tax bills mailed, first installment due

Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector, Tracy Kennedy announced that over 58,000 secured property tax bills have been mailed to the names of the property owners shown on the most recent tax roll.


These secured tax bills represent over $214 million dollars in property taxes, general obligation bonds, and direct assessments that are due and payable to the Tax Collector.


This year, Tracy Kennedy is launching MoneyGram as the newest payment method to pay property taxes from anywhere around the world.


“MoneyGram offers fast, reliable, and convenient payment options for our Madera County constituents, and as always, E-checks are free,” Kennedy said.


Kennedy is strongly encouraging taxpayers to pay their tax bill by E-Check, where the tax payment is posted in real time and a receipt can be printed or emailed for records. For taxpayers who wish to drop off their tax check payments, there are also two convenient drop box locations. One drop box is located at the County Government Center, while the second drop box will be available, beginning December 1st at the Sheriff’s sub-station in Oakhurst.


The first installment of the 2021-22 secured property taxes is due and payable on Nov. 1, and will become delinquent if not paid by Dec. 10. The second installment is due and payable on Feb. 1, 2022 and will become delinquent if not paid by April 11, 2022. Since April 10, 2022 falls on a Sunday, the deadline is extended to the next business day.


If you do not receive your FY 2021-22 secured property tax bill, you can obtain a copy by emailing taxcollector@maderacounty.com or by visiting the website. Government Code states that not receiving a property tax bill does not relieve you from your responsibility to pay it on time.