Tax Clearance for maps

Before any official map, resolution or decision can be finalized, all property taxes must be paid in advance

  • It is the Assessor's job to determine which parcels are involved, and the value of each parcel.
  • It is the Tax Collector's job to use that value to determine the tax amount involved and collect it.

In order to receive a tax clearance the Assessor's office (working with the Tax Collector) will need the following items:

  • A scanned letter requesting a tax clearance referencing the Assessor's parcel number(s)
  • Name of the map
  • Owner's name
  • E-mail address for the tax clearance invoice to be sent  to
  • Tax Collector's receipt
  • 1 full size scanned copy of the map. 
  • Verification a mylar copy was given to the Board of Supervisors 

Once all items are received the Assessor's office will then issue a receipt. The fees associated with the tax clearance are as follows:

  • Cashier's check payable to Tulare County Tax Collector. They charge:
    • $131.00 per parcel of land involved in the new map (ex. 1 x APN= $131,  2 x APN= $262,  3 x APN= $393, etc.).
These fees will need to be paid at the Tulare County Tax Collector's office. They will give you a receipt evidencing their fees have been paid (this must be a cashier's check or a 30-day hold will be placed). 
  • Cashier's check payable to Tulare County Assessor. We charge $63.00 per tax estimate fee plus a map processing fee of one of the following:
    • Lot Line Adjustment map fee $252.00
    • Parcel Map processing fee $336.00
    • Subdivision / Tract Map processing fee $1,344.00
If further assistance is needed, please call the Cadastral Mapping & G.I.S.department. We can be reached at (559) 636-5100. All scanned items can be sent to us at
For projects within the County, Tulare County Resource Management Agency (RMA) will collect the tax clearance fees and order the tax clearance figures.
- Processing time of tax clearance may vary -