Property Tax Standards

Pursuant to Government Code section 30301, the State Controller instructs, advises, and directs California’s county tax collectors as to their duties under the law. Resources including reference material, publications, sample forms, legislative information, and more, are provided on this webpage by the State Controller's Tax Programs Unit.


County Tax Collector's Reference Manual

County Tax Sale Procedural Manual

Unsecured Property Tax Collection Manual

Chapter 8 Agreement Sale Guide

Sample Forms & Figures



Statutes of Interest for County Tax Collectors


Property Tax Collection Statistical Report by Fiscal Year

Tax-Defaulted Land Sales

Public Auctions and Bidder Information

County Offices

Key Personnel Listing Documents and Information

Committee on County Tax Collecting Procedures

Committee on County Tax Collecting Procedures

Property Tax Postponement Program

Property Tax Postponement (PTP)


California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors

California State Board of Equalization Property Tax Information

California Legislative Information

County Policy Guides, Manuals, and Reference Materials

Contact Information

Questions? Contact the Tax Programs Unit at