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Tulare County - California

Office of the Assessor/Clerk-Recorder

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 mapping@tularecounty.ca.gov
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 -