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Direct charges are flat amounts levied by various taxing entities on a per parcel basis. They are for services or benefits provided directly to a property and are non-ad valorem (not based on value). The Auditor-Controller performs the ministerial duty of placing these charges on the annual tax bills. Each year, in accordance with state law, the levying entity provides our office with a listing of the parcels and amounts to be charged, along with a resolution from their Board.
The calculation of the charges is the responsibility of the levying entity. Please contact them directly with any questions. The phone number for each is shown on your tax bill. View a complete current-year list of direct charges (PDF).
Direct charges are levied for a number of purposes. For questions regarding any of these charges, please contact the levying entity directly. The phone number for each is shown on your tax bill and on the Direct Charge Contacts (PDF).
Our office is aware of two direct charges currently offering some adjustment for senior citizens. These are:
Our office does not have any specifics about these exemptions. Please contact the levying entity directly with any questions.
Please contact the Internal Revenue Service or an income tax professional for this information.
You would have to officially form a County Service Area (CSA) or Permanent Road Division (PRD) in order to have road maintenance fees placed on the tax roll. For information on this process, contact the Department of Public Works at 530-745-7591.