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We always encourage you to contact our office at (530) 283-6380 for a review of your assessment prior to filing a formal appeal.
Please note:If there have been multiple changes of ownership within the same tax year, the supplemental notice may reflect no change in value for the subsequent transfers, although supplemental taxes or a refund may be due if there has been an increase or decrease in value since lien date, January 1. Supplemental taxes are based on the change in value from lien date to the date of transfer, prorated for your period of ownership.
We always encourage you to contact our office at (530) 283-6380 for a review of your assessment prior to filing a formal appeal.
The basic tax rate is 1% of the assessed value. The county currently has three bond measures: Plumas Unified School District Bond, Plumas District Hospital Bond, and Beckwourth CSD Bond. If you need more information, please call the office at (530) 283-6246.
For departmental fees, please see our fee schedule
California Elections Code states when a regular precinct falls below 250 voters, that precinct becomes a Mail Ballot Precinct and voters receive their ballots in the mail instead of going to a polling place. All Plumas County precincts are below 250 voters and will be voting by mail. Your Vote By Mail ballot will be mailed to you 29 days prior to Election Day. Watch for your ballot it in the mail and don't discard it.
Most people who get COVID-19 will be able to recover at home. CDC has directions for people who are recovering at home and their caregivers, including:
However, some people may need emergency medical attention. Watch for symptoms and learn when to seek emergency medical attention.
If you are asymptomatic and have not been identified as having had "close contact" with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, then attending a mass testing event is appropriate. If there is not a mass testing event then contact a Health Care Facility to be screened. Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms should contact their health care provider immediately, and follow their medical provider’s recommendations for testing and treatment.
Plumas County Public Health conducts a case investigation and does contact tracing with all residents who test positive. If someone is identified as having "close contact" with someone who has tested positive, then the "close contact" will be scheduled by Public Health to be tested.
A "close contact" is an individual who has had approximately 15 minutes or more of contact within 6 feet without both people wearing a mask.
If you traveled outside of the county, or if someone outside of the county traveled to see you inside of Plumas County and you were informed that you had close contact with a positive COVID-19 individual, please contact the Plumas County Public Health Agency Clinic at (530) 283-6300 for further instructions.
You are more likely to be infected with coronavirus if:
You can reduce the risk to yourself and others by:
No. The Health Care Facility may bill your insurance, but all tests are FREE to the patient.
Yes, it is possible. You may test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during your illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then. Even if you test negative, you still should take steps to protect yourself and others.
Antibody tests for COVID-19 are available through healthcare providers and laboratories. Check with your healthcare provider to see if they offer antibody tests and whether you should get one. A positive test result shows you might have antibodies from an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, there is a chance a positive result means that you have antibodies from an infection with a virus from the same family of viruses (called coronaviruses), such as the one that causes the common cold. Having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 might provide protection from getting infected with the virus again. If it does, we do not know how much protection the antibodies might provide or how long this protection might last. You should continue to protect yourself and others since you could get infected with the virus again.
If you test negative, you might not have ever had COVID-19. Talk with your healthcare provider about your test result and the type of test you took to understand what your result means. Regardless of whether you test positive or negative, the results do not confirm whether or not you are able to spread the virus that causes COVID-19. Until we know more, continue to take steps to protect yourself and others.
Vaccination is recommended for people who have had COVID because scientific studies show that the immunity from vaccination is stronger and lasts longer than the immunity from having the disease. Vaccination also appears to give more protection against new variants of the virus.
Getting fully vaccinated with either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines is your best protection against severe COVID, hospitalization, and death from all strains of the virus. In fact, being vaccinated helps stop the virus from developing new strains. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine appears to be less effective against new variants and we no longer recommend it for most people.
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are made with similar technology and provide similar high levels of protection against COVID. These vaccines require two doses several weeks apart.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is made with older technology and was designed to require only one dose. Recent studies suggest it is less effective against new strains of the coronavirus. Rare, but potentially serious, side effects have also been linked to this vaccine. For this reason, the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is recommended for most people.
The Covid-19 vaccines available in the United States have been tested in clinical studies of tens of thousands of people and in real-world observational studies of millions of people. We know from these studies that the available vaccines are almost 100% effective in preventing hospitalization and death from Covid, and that they are also highly effective in preventing most Covid disease and new infections.
The safety and effectiveness of the vaccines is constantly being evaluated. But it’s already clear, after 100s of millions of doses, that it’s far safer to be vaccinated than to risk getting Covid, which can be deadly even to young people.
No. It means that the risk of getting sick from Covid is 95% lower for a vaccinated person compared to an unvaccinated person. The actual risk depends on where you live and the kind of things you do, but for a fully vaccinated person it is much less than 5%.
Yes. Boosters are now recommended after 6 months for all fully-vaccinated people 16 and older. This is because the vaccines' protection appears to decrease over time, especially for new coronavirus variants.
When questions come up about illnesses that might be vaccine related, they are investigated and the public is given detailed information about the risks of taking the vaccine compared to the risks of getting COVID-19.
The most common side effects are similar to the ones many people have from other vaccines: pain or tenderness at the site of the shot and tiredness and flu-like symptoms about a day later.
Some people have developed severe allergic reactions after getting a Covid-19 vaccine. These reactions are rare (less than 5 per million). For your safety, you will be asked about your history of allergy before you are given a vaccine and you will be observed for up to 30 minutes afterward to be sure you are okay. In the unlikely event that you do have a reaction, emergency medical providers will be on site to treat you immediately.
So far, no other serious side effects have been definitively linked to the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines.
A small number of children and adolescents who got Pfizer or Moderna vaccines have developed inflammations of the heart. This condition is very rare and is still under investigation, but it does not appear to be more common in vaccinated people. Blood clots have been found in some women under age 50 who were given the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The risk of developing this condition as a result of COVID is greater than the risk associated with vaccination, but in the interest of safety, we no longer recommend the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for women younger than 50.
It’s true that these vaccines were developed a lot more quickly than traditional vaccines, but the development wasn’t rushed. Several factors made it possible. Scientists already knew a lot about coronaviruses because they cause other diseases. They also started working on the mRNA technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines more than 10 years ago with the goal of using it to develop vaccines for new diseases quickly in an emergency. Once the COVID vaccines were developed, researchers went through all the usual steps of testing them but saved time by doing them in parallel instead of one after the other.
No. It means that the risk of getting sick from COVID is 95% lower for a vaccinated person compared to an unvaccinated person. The actual risk depends on where you live and the kind of things you do, but for a fully vaccinated person, it is much less than 5%.
The best way to track the progress of debris removal is through the following link:
This is Debris Operations Dashboard. It allows you to enter your property address in the search bar and loads information on your property. This map shows which step your property is at within the debris removal process. There is a color-coded legend on the righthand side of the map, displaying each step with its corresponding color. If you still have questions,
Call CAL OES Debris Removal at 855-596-5734
This number will help provide you answers on matters such as scheduling, progress, and status updates to your property, time-frame on future/current work, and other frequently asked questions in regards to debris removal.
There are many steps to the debris removal process including soil sampling, testing for contaminants, and hazard tree removal. Cleanup may look complete but it is not until you receive a letter of completion via email or physical mail if you do not have an email on file with the Plumas County Debris Removal Center.
Burned structural debris contains many contaminants like heavy metals that are left behind after a structure burns. Debris removal crews scrape 3 to 6 inches of soil from the ash footprint beneath the structure to make sure the property is free of contamination. Samples of the undisturbed soil are sent to a state-approved lab for analysis. The results are then compared against fire-specific cleanup goals, which were established to protect public health and the environment and are based on background samples taken from areas not directly impacted by the fire. If necessary, more soil is removed and the site is retested until it meets the cleanup goals.
After all debris has been removed and soil testing meets the cleanup goals, contractors will return to install erosion control devices best management practices or BMPs. Depending on the site, these may include straw, wattles, silt fences or other products. If eligible hazard trees have been identified on your property, these hazard trees will be felled and removed. After all work has been completed, State Debris Removal Task Force personnel will conduct an onsite inspection of the property to confirm that all project specifications have been met. The State’s Debris Task Force will then report to Plumas County Debris Removal that your lot is clear. Debris Removal will then send you a certificate of completion, and you will be ready to rebuild.
Hazard tree removal involves three main steps. First, a Registered Professional Forester or Certified Arborist will assess whether there are qualifying hazard trees on the property. If so, hazard trees will be marked for removal with a blue dots at chest height and a barcode at base of the tree. Next, the marked trees will be felled and removed. Finally, state crews will perform a final inspection to ensure all the work has been completed. At this point the process for returning the property back to the owner is the same as for structural debris. State Debris Removal Task Force personnel will contact county Debris Removal staff who will in turn notify the property owner.
A hazard tree is one that can fall into a public road, right of way or public property but there are a few exceptions. The public road must be part of the county’s maintained road system. Also, property adjacent to National Forest lands or National Forest roads do not qualify. For questions about qualifying hazard trees, please contact Plumas County Public Works at 530-283-6268.
Please contact the Debris Removal Center at 530-283-7080 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have concerns about how site work was completed or if you feel something on your property was overlooked.
County Code requires all structural debris be cleaned up and all hazard trees be removed before any permits can be issued. Property owners can apply for a permit at any time, but the permit cannot be issued until cleanup is completed. Debris Removal will notify property owners along with the Building, Planning, and Environmental Health Departments once their property has been successfully cleaned up. Once you receive your Certificate of Completion, you can rebuild.
Most vehicles were processed and removed as part of the state’s debris removal program or through private insurance. If not, you will need to contact DMV to obtain a Junk Certificate. With a junk slip, vehicles can be accepted for scrap metal recycling.
If the propane tank was rented, contact the company that owns the tank to have it removed. If you own your propane tank and wanted it removed, make sure the ROE paperwork shows it should be removed. If it was missed, call the State Debris Removal helpline at 855-596-5734.
Contact Plumas County Debris Removal at 530-283-7080 or email us at email@example.com
The District Attorney is the public prosecutor for Plumas County and does not provide legal advice or representation for individuals, nor do we make recommendations about private attorneys.
The District Attorney’s Office does not release police reports except to defense counsel, or to the defendant when the court has allowed the defendant to represent him or herself.
The District Attorney does not represent private individuals. If you want to get a restraining order, contact the Plumas County Victim/Witness Assistance Division at (530) 283-6285.
The decision to drop charges in any criminal prosecution can only be made by a prosecutor with the approval of a judge. The victim’s wishes alone do not dictate whether or not a case will be filed or dismissed.
If you are the victim of a crime and have questions about the resources available to you, contact the Plumas County Victim/Witness Assistance Division at (530) 283-6285.
To find out the status of your case, contact the District Attorney’s Office at (530) 283-6303.
Contact your attorney to discuss your case. The District Attorney cannot speak to defendants who are represented by counsel, nor can we provide legal advice to the public.
If the subpoena is from the Plumas County District Attorney's Office, contact us at (530) 283-6303 to confirm your receipt of the subpoena. During this contact, make sure to provide updated contact information so our office can call you if the court date is changed. Otherwise, you must appear in court on the date and time indicated on the subpoena. A subpoena is a court order and failure to appear may be punished as contempt of court.
The District Attorney’s Office has established a Bad Check Program which may be able to help you. For further information, contact us at (530) 283-6303.
Contact the Plumas County Probation Department at (530) 283-6200.
In most cases, crimes must be reported to the Plumas County Sheriff's Office or other law enforcement agency which has jurisdiction over the area where the crime occurred. A list of the law enforcement agencies in Plumas County is located on this website’s “Links” page (https://www.plumascounty.us/1906/Links).
To find out whether charges have been filed against you, contact the District Attorney’s Office at (530) 283-6303.
David Hollister is the District Attorney of Plumas County and, as such, his name appears on most court documents just above the name of the prosecutor who prepared the document. In addition, Mr. Hollister’s name appears on most District Attorney’s Office correspondence just above the signature of the employee who wrote the letter. Therefore, the person who is working on your case is most likely the person who actually signed the court document or District Attorney’s Office correspondence.
Mr. Hollister often speaks at a variety of community groups ranging from Chambers of Commerce and Rotary to High School and Grade School classes. Please contact the District Attorney’s Office at (530) 283-6303 to make the appropriate arrangements.
Mr. Hollister is a strong believer in assisting the educational process of those wishing to explore a potential career as a prosecutor. To this end, Mr. Hollister has instituted three programs: a High School externship, a College or Law School externship, and a Law School internship. In each of these programs, the intern/extern will have hands-on exposure to the everyday activities of a prosecutor. For more information, contact the District Attorney's Office at (530) 283-6303.
Plumas County Parcel numbers and situs addresses can be found on the Plumas County Parcel Quest.
Formal or supervised probation is a court ordered sanction that allows a person to remain in the community under the supervision of a probation officer. The terms and conditions of this supervision varies case by case. Probation can include jail time, fines, restitution, community service, counseling, drug/alcohol restrictions, or other sanctions.
The Plumas County Adult and Juvenile Probation Department is located at 270 County Hospital Road, Suite 128 in Quincy, California.
Delinquent fines, fees, and restitution owed to Probation and the Court are collected by the Treasurer’s Department, located in the Plumas County Court House at 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971. To make payments online, please visit https://www.plumascounty.us/2172/GovPayNet. To make payments by phone, please call 1-888-604-7888. If you should have any questions, please contact the Treasurers’ Department at (530) 283-6260.
Yes. In California, you have the right to vote while you are on probation. You must be a United States citizen, a resident of California, and at least 18 years of age.
Snow plowing equipment is designed to shear snow from the width of the road and distribute it to the side of the road in the form of a berm. The equipment would have to slow down to change the angle of the plow in an attempt to carry the snow past your driveway and the result will be taller berms. Additionally, a portion of the snow being pushed will fall into the center of the road creating additional road hazards.
Tree limbs that can reach vehicles when laden with snow cause the travel way to narrow, resulting in roadway hazards. Also, as the snow falls from these limbs, it creates concentrations of ice pack. By trimming these limbs, it reduces risks to the public.
If the Agency agrees that a speed zone is justified, a recommendation is presented to theBoard of Supervisors. Should the Board approve the zone, signs are posted and enforcement can begin. Where local speed limits are to be enforced by radar or other electronic devices (such as laser meters), the studies must be no more than seven years old.
We are in the midst of an unprecedented surge in cases and hospitalizations in California and across the country. Without immediate action, many hospital Intensive Care Units (ICU) will reach capacity before the end of the year. ICU beds are a critical resource for individuals who need the most advanced support and care. Given the nationwide surge, the ability to add surge ICU capacity is limited by the availability of ICU nurses and physicians. We need to protect our hospital capacity so those who need care—for such things as cancer treatment, heart attacks, and strokes—can get it. By taking this action we are saving lives, protecting our health care delivery system, and keeping those at highest risk and essential workers safe.
The Regional Stay Home Order instructs Californians to stay at home as much as possible and to stop mixing between households that can lead to COVID-19 spread. It allows access to critical services and allows outdoor activities to preserve Californians’ physical and mental health. The Regional Stay Home Order will help stop the surge and prevent overwhelming regional ICU capacity.
Under the order, the following sectors are allowed to remain open with safety precautions:
The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing:
In any region that triggers a Regional Stay Home Order because it drops below 15% ICU capacity all operations in the following sectors must be closed (except to the extent that their operations fall within critical infrastructure):
The Regional Stay Home Order will be implemented regionally once there is less than 15% ICU capacity remaining in the designated region. After three weeks from the start of the Regional Stay Home Order in the region, one of two situations would occur:
The Order does not modify existing state guidance regarding K-12 schools.
Schools that are currently open are able to continue to provide in-person instruction on school sites.
Schools are still required to follow the Schools Guidance issued by CDPH which outlines requirements for safe conditions, testing and tracing. Schools may be required to close if certain percentages of staff and students are diagnosed with COVID-19. All existing guidance applicable to schools can be found on the CDPH website.
Hotels and lodging cannot accept or honor out-of-state reservations for non-essential travel unless the reservation is for at least the minimum time period required for quarantine and the persons identified in the reservation will quarantine in the hotel or lodging entity until after that time period has expired.
When the Regional Stay Home Order is in effect in a region, hotels and lodging can only offer accommodation for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, accommodation for essential workers, or providing housing solutions, including measures to protect the homeless populations.
Additionally, the Travel Advisory remains in effect.
Limiting mixing and movement of individuals from different households is critical in order to stop the transmission of the virus. All activities are higher-risk now in California based on the level of community spread we are currently seeing. By staying home, we are limiting exposure and interrupting the chain of transmission.
Please call the main office at (530) 283-6350.
C4Yourself is an online application system that allows you to apply for benefits. This is a secured site and all your information will be private and safe.
Visit Merit System Services for current job opportunities with the Plumas County Social Services Department.
Plumas County now accepts credit and debit card payments through GovPayNet for payment of Fines and Fees.
Payments can be made 24 hours/ 7 days a week with a major credit card, debit or pre-paid debit card including:
To Make a Payment, you will need the following:
Pay Location Code Number a002ug
To make payments by phone, payers can call 1-888-604-7888.
Yes, you can pay online at Public Tax Inquiry & Payments .
Any discrepancies in requests should be handled by the taxpayer with their mortgage company. Mortgage companies generally do not request or receive copies of supplemental tax bills.
Registration FormRegistration should be made prior to the operation of the rental. Complete the Transient Occupancy Tax Registration Form and mail it to:P.O. Box 176Quincy, CA. 95971
Quarterly Return FormFor registered owners / operators, a Transient Occupancy Tax Quarterly Return Form can be completed and submitted to the address listed above when the original form mailed by this office is not available or circumstances warrant an additional form being necessary.
Please complete the application form, attach required documentation, and submit to:P.O. Box 176Quincy, CA. 95971
All taxes on mining claims must be paid before a proof of labor or intent to hold can be recorded by the county recorder or filed with the Bureau of Land Management. Any person can obtain a tax bill from the Treasurer / Tax Collector's office.
We accept personal checks, cashier’s checks, and money orders. Please do not mail cash payments. Cash payments can be made in person or mailed to the office at: P.O. Box 176 Quincy, CA. 95971 We also accept credit card payments for taxes, fines, or fees. You can pay online at Public Tax Inquiry & Payments .
Please note: Both installments may be paid together. The second cannot be paid until the first has been paid. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the hour of delinquency is 5:00 pm on the next business day.
All vaccines and medication come with some amount of risk, just as all diseases present risk. Parents should weigh the risk vs. benefit.
The risk of pneumonia from measles: 6 in 100
The risk of death from measles: 2 in 1,000
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resource Services Administration acknowledges that no vaccine, medication, medical procedure, or device is completely without risk. It administers compensation under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act as a means to compensate families and individuals who have experienced adverse events from vaccines.
No. Minute amounts of aluminum salts, less than from breastfeeding or formula feeding, are in some vaccine formulations as an adjuvant to enhance the immune response.
Question: I have heard about the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). The CDC states: "Limitations of passive surveillance systems include variability in reporting standards, reporter bias and significant under-reporting of events." Does this mean there are more dangers from vaccines than are being reported to VAERS?
No vaccine is 100% effective. Most childhood vaccines are effective in 85-95% of recipients. In the US and Plumas County, more people are vaccinated than are not, though that could change.
No. California law allows for medical and personal belief exemptions to its student immunization requirement. Schools have standardized procedures for parents and guardians who request a personal beliefs exemption. (9) See your school nurse if you have any questions.