Tax Collector

The County Tax Collector is an elected official governed by the Revenue and Taxation Code and is responsible for the billing and collection of all real and personal property taxes. These taxes are the assessments on secured, unsecured, supplemental, and delinquent roll property taxes. In addition, the office collects the Motel/Hotel Transient Occupancy Tax. The Tax Collector is responsible for the auction of all tax defaulted properties.


The Merced County Tax Collector's office is located on the main floor of the County Administration Building at 2222 M Street, Merced, CA 95340. The office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Telephone (209) 385-7592 • Fax (209) 725-3905

Karen D. Adams, CPA
Treasurer - Tax Collector

Karen Helms
Assistant Treasurer - Tax Collector

Tarah Hernandez
Chief Deputy Tax Collector

2222 M St.
Merced, CA 95340

Phone: (209) 385-7592
Fax: (209) 725-3905

Monday through Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Closed County Holidays