General Tax Information

General Tax Information

Property tax rates are set by the Humboldt County Board of Commissioners each year after budget hearings and review by the State Department of Taxation. The rates are then applied to the assessed values of the property set by the Humboldt County Assessor as of June 30 each year. 


Tax bills are prepared and mailed out to the property owner even if the taxes are paid by a lenders impound account.

Tax levied on Real Property are a perpetual lien on the property, without respect to ownership and have priority over all liens until they are paid in full. 

Delinquent Taxes

Properties which have taxes due at the end of April each year will be advertised in the local newspaper as delinquent. Should a property have continuing delinquent outstanding taxes at the end of three years the Treasurer will take a Trustee Deed to the property and begin the process to sell the property at a tax sale. Humboldt County does not sell tax liens.