Property Tax Information

In Orange County, there are two agencies responsible for property tax valuation and collection: the Orange County Assessor Department and the Orange County Tax Collector's Office.

Orange County Assessor Department

The Orange County Assessor Department is responsible for:
  • Valuing all legally assessable property
  • Developing values with fairness and impartiality
  • Producing property tax assessment rolls in accordance with the laws of the State of California
  • Assisting property owners in understanding their property valuations
  • Providing accurate information in a timely and courteous manner

Orange County Tax Collector's Office

The Orange County Tax Collector's Office is responsible for:
  • Collecting taxes on all secured and unsecured property in Orange County
  • Sale of property subject to the "power to sell" (formerly known as delinquent tax-deeded property)
  • Providing remittance processing services, information system services, and departmental administrative support

Orange County Auditor-Controller's Office

Please visit the Auditor-Controller's website for more information on how the property tax system works.