Property Tax Bills with Whittier Return Address (P.O. Box 6011) Are Legitimate
Notes on the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s New Check Processing Systems; Residents Can Still Make Property Tax Payments In-Person at 255 N. Forbes St, Lakeport, 95453
Lake County, CA (October 19, 2023) – The Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office recently transitioned to electronic check processing. Checks received in-office will now be immediately deposited, eliminating manual procedures. In accordance with Government Finance Officers Association Best Practices, a “lockbox processing system” has likewise been implemented for upcoming Property Tax payments.
Property tax bills will be mailed out beginning the week of October 23. Here’s what you should expect:
The Return Address on your Property Tax bill will no longer be the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Lakeport office address. Instead, payments will be sent to a vendor facility in Whittier, CA, where they will be processed, seamlessly integrated into relevant County systems and deposited. This approach is expected to make payment processing significantly faster.
The address you will see printed on your tax bill will be:
Lake County Treasurer-Tax Collector
P.O Box 6011
Whittier, CA 90607-6011
YES, you CAN still pay your Property Tax Bill in person:
Prefer to pay in person? You can still pay your property tax bill at the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office: 255 N. Forbes St, Lakeport (2nd floor).
REMINDER: 1st Installment Property Tax Payments Are Due December 11
Whether you are paying at the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office or through the lockbox processor (i.e., mailing payment to P.O. Box 6011, Whittier, CA), your 1st installment payment must be received by December 11 or have an official postmark as of that date.
“Lake County residents have asked for their checks to be deposited faster, and these new options support that goal, while maintaining secure and reliable processes,” assures Patrick Sullivan, Lake County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector. “If you have further questions, contact our office at 707-263-2234.”