Sierra County, California Tax Assessors' Office
100 Courthouse Square, Room B1
Downieville, California 95936
Where is the Sierra County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Sierra County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Sierra 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 Sierra 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 Sierra 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 Sierra County Assessor's Office at (530) 289 3283 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 Sierra County Facts:
The median home value in Sierra County is between $261,461.00 and $385,139.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Sierra County?
You can try contacting the Sierra 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 Sierra County is located in the County Courthouse in Downieville, which is located at PO Box D. You can direct your general inquiries to Sierra County with the contact info listed below.
Sierra County Phone Number
Sierra County Fax Number
Sierra County County Courthouse Address
PO Box D
Downieville, CA 95936-0398
Useful Sierra County Links:
- Secured Property Tax Search
- Sierra County GIS Maps
- Sierra County Government Homepage
- Sierra County Assessors' Office Homepage