County of Fresno

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Frequently asked questions from County of Fresno

When are the annual Secured property tax payments due in Fresno County?

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Fresno County Secured annual tax bills can be paid in two installments:

  • The first installment is due November 1 and becomes delinquent at 5 p.m. on December 10. 
  • The second installment is due February 1 and becomes delinquent 5 p.m. on April 10.

You may, if you choose, pay the entire tax bill when the first installment payment is made.

What will happen if I fail to pay my Fresno County property taxes on time?

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If you do not pay the first installment of your tax bill to the Fresno County Auditor-Controller/ Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office by 5 p.m. on December 10, or payment is not postmark cancelled by that date, that installment becomes delinquent and a 10% delinquent penalty is assessed.

If you fail to pay the second installment at Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office by 5 p.m. on April 10, or payment is not postmark cancelled by that date, it becomes delinquent and a 10% penalty on the unpaid tax as well as a charge of $10.00 is added. If you fail to pay any supplemental tax installment by the applicable date, the same penalties and charges accrue as for delinquent annual taxes.

If there are ANY unpaid taxes as of 5 p.m. on June 30, the property becomes tax defaulted ( if June 30 falls on a weekend or holiday, taxes must be paid by 5 p.m. of the preceding business day or the property tax will become tax-defaulted at 5:01 p.m.). Once the property has become tax defaulted, a redemption fee of $15.00 and additional penalties begin to accrue at the rate of 1½% per month of the unpaid taxes. This monthly penalty is affixed at 5 p.m. on the last day of each month (or the following business day if the last day of the month falls on the weekend or holiday).

When are the annual secured property tax bills mailed?

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Annual property tax bills are mailed to the owner of record each year on or before November 1.

If you do not receive your annual tax bill by November 10, you should contact the Tax Collection Division of the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office. Please provide your Assessor’s parcel number or, the property address or, Assessee name.

Also, you may obtain information in person at the Tax Collection Division. Supplemental tax statements are mailed throughout the year.

Are there any assistance programs available for property tax payments in Fresno County, CA?

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Yes! you can get the applications for the homeowner’s, veteran’s, church, welfare and other exemptions may be obtained from the Fresno County Assessor’s Office. These programs allow, under specific qualifications, for assessment exemptions, which result in tax savings. Additional information maybe obtained from the Assessor’s Office, (559) 600.3534.

What happens if I fail to pay my delinquent property taxes?

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Your taxes can remain unpaid for a maximum five years following tax default, at which time your property becomes subject to the Fresno County Tax Collector’s power of sale. This means that your property will be offered for sale at a public auction or that it may be acquired by a public agency if you do not pay the taxes on the last day before the date on which the property is offered for sale or acquisition

What is the amount required to redeem tax-defaulted property in Fresno County, CA?

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The amount needed to redeem tax-defaulted property in Fresno County in full is the sum of the following:

  1. The total amount of unpaid taxes for all delinquent years
  2. A 10% penalty on every unpaid installment
  3. A $10.00 charge for each second installment delinquency
  4. Monthly penalties of 1½% of the unpaid tax.
  5. A redemption fee of $15.00
  6. Plus additional fees and cost if property has become Tax Collector’s Power to Sale.

Where can I find the list of all guidance documents issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)?

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You can find all the guidance documents issued by CDPH here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Guidance.aspx

Where can I find daily updates issued by the CDPH?

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You can follow the daily updates on COVID-19 issued by CDPH here.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Will a minor need a REAL ID card to board a domestic flight?

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TSA does not require children (under 18) to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. The companion will need acceptable identification. For a current list, visit TSA’s website at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification.

Is REAL ID mandatory?

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No. The federal compliant REAL ID driver license or ID card is optional.

If you have a valid U.S. passport or U.S. passport card, military ID, or other federally approved identification, you may use this it as your form of identification to board a domestic flight or enter certain federal facilities after the new federal requirements begin October 1, 2020.  

If you know you will not be boarding a domestic flight or visiting a secure federal facility or military base, you do not need a REAL ID driver license or ID card.

You do not need a REAL ID driver license or ID card to do any of the following:

  • Apply for or receive federal benefits (Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, etc.)
  • Enter a post office or other federal facility that does not require identification.
  • Visit a hospital or receive life-saving services
  • Ride Amtrak or other public ground transportation

You will need a REAL ID driver license or ID card if you want to continue using your driver license or ID card to do any of the following:

  • Board a domestic flight starting October 1, 2020.
  • Enter secure federal facilities or military bases starting October 1, 2020. (Note: Check with the federal facility/military base before your visit to verify their identification requirements.)
  • Purchase firearms or ammunition. (Note: Check with the firearms dealer you plan to visit to verify their identification requirements)

Who can register to vote?

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To register to vote in California, you must be:

  • A United States citizen and a resident of California
  • 18 years old or older on Election Day
  • Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony
  • Not prohibited from voting by a court because of mental incompetency 

What do I need to register online?

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To register online, you will need:

  • Your California driver license or California identification card number,
  • The last four digits of your social security number and
  • Your date of birth.

Your information will be provided to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to retrieve a copy of your DMV signature.

If you do not have a California driver license or California identification card, you can still use this form to apply to register to vote by completing the online interview by 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before an election.

What are the eligibility requirements to file Unemployment Insurance Claim in the State of California?

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To receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit payments in California, you must meet all eligibility requirements when filing a claim and when certifying for benefits. 

When filing for UI benefits in California, you must have earned enough wages during the base period to establish a claim, and be:

  • Totally or partially unemployed.
  • Unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • Physically able to work.
  • Available for work.
  • Ready and willing to accept work immediately.
  • Actively looking for work.

A base period is a specific 12-month term the EDD uses to see if you earned enough wages to establish a UI claim. 

How much UI claim can I receive in the State of California?

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In the state of California, your weekly UI benefit amount can range from $40 to $450 per week. The California Economic Development Department will verify your eligibility and wage information to determine your weekly benefit amount (WBA).

You can also get an estimate using this UI calculator