The Seal of Imperial County

Tax Collector

Duties and Responsibilities

The Tax Collector processes tax billings and collections for jurisdictions within Imperial County. Taxes include Secured real estate taxes, Supplemental taxes, Unsecured taxes (personal property taxes not secured to real estate) and Delinquent Secured and Unsecured taxes. The annual tax charge is over $70 million.

The Tax Collector also administers payment plans, as prescribed by R & T Code, and the state’s Property Tax Postponement and Homeowners Assistance programs for seniors, blind and disabled persons. The office conducts public auctions of tax defaulted properties; collects Transient Occupancy taxes, and business licenses fees. The Tax Collector also administers parcel map certificates and issues mobile home tax clearance certificates. This department is responsible for numerous legal notices, publications and other mandated requirements.

Business Hours

9:00 AM - 5:00 P.M.

The County processes payments by check through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) electronic processing system. Under the ACH system, checks made payable to the County will be credited and debited the day after they arrive for processing. The transaction will be noted on the customers' monthly bank statement as an electronic charge. Cancelled checks will not be returned.