Modoc County, California Tax Assessors' Office
204 South Court Street, Suite 106
Alturus, California 96101
Where is the Modoc County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Modoc County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Modoc County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Modoc County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Modoc County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Modoc County Assessor's Office at (530) 233 6218 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Modoc County Facts:
The median home value in Modoc County is between $145,999.00 and $171,201.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Modoc County?
You can try contacting the Modoc County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Modoc County is located in the County Courthouse in Alturas, which is located at 204 S Court St. You can direct your general inquiries to Modoc County with the contact info listed below.
Modoc County Phone Number
Modoc County Fax Number
Modoc County County Courthouse Address
204 S Court St
Alturas, CA 96101-4020