The County Treasurer is an elected official governed by the California Government Code and is responsible for the preservation of capital through sound financial management. The safekeeping of these assets requires the receipt of all monies for deposit, maintenance of accurate records, cashflow projections, and daily investing of monies in the pooled portfolio. The pool participants include the County, Schools, College, Special Districts, and Independent Agencies. In addition, the office oversees unclaimed and missing heirs property, custody of investments, debt issuances and service. The Treasurer is also the ex-officio member on the Retirement Board.


The Merced County Treasurer'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) 385-7307 • 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) 385-7307
Fax: (209) 725-3905

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

Closed County Holidays