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Auditor / Treasurer / Tax Collector
Financial Activity in Graph Form

Your quick overview of the previous 10 years of financial activity in graph form can be found at Open Government

Independence & Organization

The auditor / treasurer / tax collector is an elective office, independent of the Board of Supervisors. This independence is part of the checks and balances built into the system of county government in 51 of the 58 California counties. The intent of this arrangement is to avoid manipulation of investments and tax enforcement for political purposes, in addition to being a check on the assessor. The officeholder is answerable directly to the constituents through the elective process and is not dependent on the goodwill of three supervisors to keep the job.

Combining the Auditor / Treasurer / Tax Collector Positions

Effective July 1, 2011, the Treasurer / Tax Collector office was combined with that of the Auditor in a move to save tax dollars and it remains an elective office: Auditor / Treasurer / Tax Collector.

Qualifications for the Office of Treasurer / Tax Collector

The qualifications for the office of treasurer-tax collector are specified in state law and have been adopted by Sierra County. In order to qualify, you must meet at least one of the following requirements:
  • Have a bachelor's degree in a finance or business related area
  • Be a certified public accountant, chartered financial analyst, or certified cash manager
  • Have at least three years work experience in a senior management capacity of a finance-related public agency in the area

Contact Us
Van Maddox
Auditor / Treasurer / Tax Collector

Auditor / Risk Manager
Human Resources
211 Nevada St.
P.O. Box 425
Downieville, CA 95936

Ph: 530-289-3273
Fx: 530-289-2842

Judi Brankline
Account Tech II/Loss Prevention

Treasurer / Tax Collector
100 Courthouse Sq. Ste. 14
P O Box 376
Downieville, CA  95936

Ph: 530-289-3286
Fx: 530-289-2829

Monday - Wednesday, Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Noon - 1 p.m.

Closed to the public on Thursdays