The County Assessor is an elected official and constitutional officer who is charged by law with the responsibility of independent oversight and preparation of the annual local property assessments, from which property taxes are derived.
As of January 1 each year, the Assessor’s Office locates, inventories and establishes values for all taxable property within Sutter County. The laws governing the assessment of property are included in the State of California Revenue and Taxation Code and they are complex, ever-changing and often perplexing. All property within the county is classified as either real or personal, state assessed or locally assessed, and taxable or non-taxable. The Assessor compiles this specific data into the assessment roll which must be submitted annually to the Sutter County Auditor-Controller prior to July 1.
Our mission is to produce the annual property tax roll accurately and equitably for all Sutter County taxpayers. We strive to provide our public service in a courteous and professional manner, while offering assistance through the complicated tax assessment process. We are committed to teamwork, mutual respect and integrity within our office, in conjunction with other County departments, and in our services to the public.
If you have questions or concerns about your assessment, or about how the law might apply in a specific situation, or if you just have a suggestion about information you would like to see on our website, we encourage you to call, email, or come into our office and speak with a member of our knowledgeable and helpful staff.