Pay For or Buy
The following items are required for a complete submittal for construction of a new residence. Incomplete submittals will delay the plan check process. For further information, please contact the Building Department at (530) 289-3251 or via e-mail.
Child Support Payments
Child support services for Sierra County are provided by a regional office located in Nevada County. By clicking the link below, you will be redirected to the Nevada County Child Support Services. This is the appropriate site for Sierra County residents to seek assistance and services for child support.
The county recorder maintains and provides public access to a permanent archive of recorded documents. The recorder is responsible for examination and recording of all documents presented to this office that deal with establishing ownership of land in the county or as required by law.
The treasurer serves as the county's central collections dept. which collects parking tickets and other types of collections that are occasionally referred to this division by county departments. If you have quesitons about parking tickets or collections we are handling for other county departments, please contact us.
Property Tax Bill
Make payments to Sierra County over the Internet by credit card or debit card. Payments are accepted from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Point and Pay, Inc. is a third-party e-payment service which provides secure online processing for a convenience fee charged to the payer.
Sheriff's Civil Fee
Due to the specialized training and therefore the specific assigning of the required personnel to perform the duties, the following functions of the Sheriff's Office are generally done by advance appointment in the Downieville Office. On rare occasions, it may be possible to call ahead to inquire if immediately available.
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)
Transient occupancy tax (TOT), also known as "bed tax", is a voter approved tax collected from lodgers when they rent a motel room, campsite or RV space in the county for 30 days or less. The tax is 12.5% of the total bill for lodging and assists in paying for general county services such as law enforcement, ambulances, parks and promotion of tourism.