Treasurer-Tax Collector



As a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office will not be able to provides services for walk-in customers starting March 19, 2020 until further notice. Our team is available to assist you via telephone at 530-623-1251 ext. 30 or by email at  Property taxes can be viewed or paid online at  View or Pay Property Taxes  , by mail, by phone, or by drop box (located in the front of the courthouse). If you use E-check the convenience fee is $2.25. If you use a credit or debit card the fee is 2.25%. 


If you have been adversely affected due to COVID-19 and would like to request a penalty waiver please review and complete the following form and submit supporting documentation by stated deadlines.


 Thank you everyone and please stay healthy.  



Terri McBrayer, Treasurer and Tax-Collector at Courthouse

Terri Mc Brayer, Treasurer - Tax Collector 

P.O. Box 1297

11 Court Street

Weaverville, CA 96093

Phone: 530-623-1251
 Email: Tax Collector
 Email: Treasurer

Business Hours:

Mon - Fri 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Closed daily from 1 to 2 for lunch.  Closed all Recognized Holidays.







The Treasurer-Tax Collector is elected for a four-year term and has two primary responsibilities. As the Tax Collector he or she is responsible for collecting taxes on all secured and unsecured property, and collection of transient occupancy taxes. As Treasurer, he or she is responsible for cash management, safeguarding county funds, providing full accountability, maintaining an effective cash flow, and investing idle funds.

Mission Statement:

The Trinity County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office is committed to fulfilling our legal obligation to collect and protect the vital revenues of local government; to listen and be responsive to our valued customers and employees; and to create an environment which promotes efficiency and competence while delivering the highest quality of service.

Overview of Treasurer Duties:

The Treasurer provides general banking services for all county departments, county schools and special districts. Disburses funds by paying county warrants, electronic payments and electronic payroll. The Treasurer manages the county investment portfolio, while following a safe investment policy and maximizing the county's return on investments.

County Banking    Special Projects
Warrant Redemption/ Reconciliation Investments
Department Deposits to Treasury Cash Management for County
Interest Apportionments  Interface with Agencies for payments
Administration of Bond Proceeds

Electronic transmission of payroll for County and Schools

Financial Information Reporting


Overview of Tax Collector Duties:

Revenue and Taxation Codes treat each type of tax and fee individually. For that reason the Tax Collector must handle current and delinquent taxes as separate functions.


Secured Tax Collection
Billing Respond to Inquiries
Collection Record Maintenance
Recording, Accounting Interface with Taxpaying Agencies
Reporting Mobile Home Clearances
Process Revisions/ Cancellations Bulk Transfers
Refunds Parcel Map Bonds
Delinquent Follow-Up Lot Line Adjustments
Returned Checks  
Unsecured Tax Collection
Billing Refunds
Collection Delinquent Follow-Up
Recording, Accounting Record Maintenance
Reporting Respond to Inquiries
Process Revisions/Cancellations  
Supplemental Tax
Billing Process Revisions/ Cancellations
Collection Refunds
Recording, Accounting Delinquent Follow-Up
Reporting Interface with Taxpaying Agencies
Delinquent Tax
Billing Bankruptcies
Collection Respond to Inquiries
Recording, Accounting Record Liens
Reporting Release Liens
Installment Plans Auctions
Seizure and Sale of Assets  
Transient Occupancy Tax
Billing Collection
Recording, Accounting Delinquent Follow-Up
Respond to Inquiries Identify and Notify New Owners


Treasurer Investment Policy
2019-20 Investment Policy 

Treasurer's Quarterly Investment Reports:

Quarterly Investment Report Dec 2019

Quarterly Investment Report Sept 2019

Quarterly Investment Report June 2019

Quarterly Investment Report March 2019

Quarterly Investment Report Dec 2018

Quarterly Investment Report Sept 2018

Ouarterly Investment Report June 2018

Quarterly Investment Report March 2018

Quarterly Investment Report Dec 2017

Quarterly Investment Report Sept 2017

Quarterly Investment Report March 2017

Tax Payments:

Do you or a loved one need help keeping up with residential property tax payments?  For more information, click on  California Property Tax Postponement Program

2019-20 Property Tax Postponement Program Application

Transient Occupancy Tax

Delinquent Property Tax Auctions

Visit Defaulted Property Tax Auction to register or find more information on defaulted properties.

Previous Years Tax-Defaulted Property Auction Summaries:

2018-19 Excess Proceeds Claim Form and Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Supplemental Property tax Information


    Organizational Chart [PDF]
    Parcel Map Security Form
    Lot Line Security Form
    Tax Clearance Information
    Tax Clearance Application
    Fee Schedule [PDF] 
    Change of Address (Fillable PDF)