Tax Defaulted Bills & Payment Plan

Defaulted Bills

The annual list of property which is "Tax Defaulted" at the end of the fiscal year (June 30) is published on or about September 8 of the year following tax default. If the "Tax Defaulted" notation is printed on your bill, it is an indication that the Treasurer-Tax Collector shows delinquent taxes for a prior year. 

Five years after the first year of delinquency, the property will be eligible for sale at public auction, and will be subsequently sold if the taxes are not paid. For more information contact:

Treasurer-Tax Collector
Redemption Section
2976 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603 

Phone: 530-889-4127  
Email the Treasurer-Tax Collector

Unpaid Taxes

Unpaid taxes are subject, under State law, to penalties, costs, fees, and interest, and the Treasurer-Tax Collector cannot waive such fees.


Conditions for an Installment Plan


Only defaulted taxes are eligible for an installment plan.  Current year taxes are not eligible for an installment plan.

Between June 1 and October 31, no current year taxes are due. Between November 1 and January 31, the first half of the current year taxes must be paid. Between February 1 and June 30, the full year current taxes must be paid.

Pay a non-refundable processing fee and fill out the  PAYMENT PLAN AGREEMENT FOR DEFAULTED TAXES ONLY. With the processing fee, pay 20% or more of the amount due. Pay current taxes due each year on or before April 10. The second installment of any supplemental bill must not be delinquent at the end of the fiscal year (June 30).

On or before April 10 of each succeeding fiscal year, you must pay an installment payment of 20% or more of the original redemption amount, plus interest accruing on the unpaid balance at the rate of 1 1/2% per month. For due dates on weekends or holidays, payments will be due on the following business day.


Failure to meet the above conditions will result in default of your plan.

If you default your installment plan and are unable to initiate a new plan, your property will become subject to sale five or more years after your property initially became tax-defaulted. Authority for the installment plan is prescribed by Revenue and Taxation Code sections 4216-4337 and Placer County Ordinance Number 4759-B, September 17, 1996.

Please return the signed form to our office at the address or fax number below:

Placer County Tax Collector
2976 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Attn: Redemption Department

Fax: 530-889-4123


A new installment plan may be initiated:

  • Only after July 1 following the default of the plan
  • All conditions of the installment plan must be complied with, including the payment of the processing fee for each new plan.

An installment plan may not be initiated:

  • After the fifth year following the declaration of tax default
  • After the property has become subject to the Power to Sell

Additional Information

The unpaid balance of your installment plan, plus accrued interest, may be paid in full at any time before the fifth and final payment due date.

If you have any questions regarding installment plans of redemption, please call 530-889-4127.