The Treasurer/Tax Collector manages the investments of the County to ensure maximum interest income and adequate cash flow. This office also collects property tax revenue for county government, school districts and various special districts.

The Treasurer/Tax Collector is responsible for the collection and accountability of all secured, unsecured and supplemental property tax, and transient occupancy taxes; responsible for maintaining and reconciling all counts of collections, payment plans on prior delinquent taxes, redemption of tax delinquent property, and public action sales of tax-defaulted property; responsible for the processing of mobile home tax clearances, certificates of liens, summary judgment, subdivision/parcel maps, publications and bankruptcies; responsible for the receipt, recordation, and accounting of all monies paid to the County as well as payment and reconciliation of all checks issues; maintains a portfolio of investments consisting of idle County funds in accordance with the law in a constantly changing market in order to safeguard the funds and maximize the rate of return apportioned to the County general fund and other agencies that use the County Treasurer as a depository.

Delinquent Tax Installment Plan

If you owe delinquent taxes and would like to start a payment plan, please fill out the Delinquent Tax Installment Plan form sign and return to 220 South Lassen, Suite 3, Susanville, CA 96130. Please call 530-251-8221 with questions.

U.S. Passport Information

Passport Processing Hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday

Phone: (530) 251-8226

You may pick up applications at the Treasurer/Tax Collector office or visit the U.S. Passport & International Travel website. For information on passport fees please visit the Fee page of the U.S. Passport & International Travel website. 

Change of Address

Please return the attached form to 220  S. Lassen, Suite 3, Susanville, CA 96130, or by email to to update your address.


Print attached instructions for filing an excess proceeds claim. Print claim for excess proceeds form. Please call (530) 251-8221 with any questions. All forms are to be filled out and returned to: Nancy Cardenas, Treasurer/Tax Collector, 220 S. Lassen Street, Suite 3, CA 96130.

For a PDF version of the May 2024 Tax Sale Excess Proceeds, click here.

Lassen County Tax Collector Legal Notices- Delinquent-Default Property

For a PDF version of the Notice of Public Auction May 10-13, 2024, click here.

For a PDF version of the Notice of Impending Power to Sell Tax Defaulted Properties, click here. 

Nancy Cardenas

Treasurer/Tax Collector

Address: 220 S. Lassen Street, Suite 3, Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: (530) 251-8221
Fax: (530) 251-2677

Taya Short

Assistant Treasurer/Tax Collector

Address: 220 S. Lassen Street, Suite 3, Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: (530) 251-8221
Fax: (530) 251-2677


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