The mission of the Shasta County Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator's Office is to provide quality service in performing the duties of this office, which include: To receive and safeguard the monies belonging to the County and other agencies in the treasury; to collect all secured, unsecured and supplemental taxes; and to administer the estates of decedents when necessary.
The Tax Collector Section is responsible for the collection of Secured Property Taxes, Supplemental Property Taxes and Unsecured Property Taxes. Each division of the tax section performs essentially similar activities such as billing, receipt and deposit of funds, record management, and receipt reconciliation. Approximately 70,000 secured tax bills, 30,000 supplemental tax bills and 14,000 unsecured tax bills are processed each year. The Tax Collection staff provides processing expertise; information and assistance to individual taxpayers and mortgage professionals; and oversees tax defaulted or delinquent tax payments, selling delinquent property under the approval of the Board of Supervisors.
Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefit
Up to $18,234 per year for a single veteran, or up to $21,615 per year for a veteran and a dependent. Surviving dependents and their spouses are included, too. This money is to pay for a caregiver to the Veteran's spouse, or a Veteran's survivor, even if they are in a care facility.
- Visit VeteranAid's website to obtain more details and forms. Four to six month processing time, payments are retroactive.
- Download the Improved Pension-A Beginner's Guide PDF document from the American Veterans Institute.
- Or, visit the Veterans Administration website.
Foreclosure Information & Referral Resources
If you are facing the possibility of foreclosure, to find out more about your options, or to get information about how to avoid a foreclosure the following sites may be able to provide the answers you are looking for.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers information about foreclosure at several websites:
- 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 Corp.'s Alliance for Economic Inclusion Initiative promotes foreclosure-prevention strategies. Find more information at: www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2007/pr07059.html
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.