- Last Updated: November 22 2016
MADERA IRRIGATION DISTRICT AND MADERA COUNTY HAVE
PARTNERED FOR BILLING AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS
Madera Irrigation District (MID) and the County of Madera (County) have partnered to transfer the billing and collection duties for MID’s assessments and standby charges to the County. The transfer will take effect this year with MID’s 2017 assessments and 2016 standby charges. MID’s assessments and standby charges will be reflected on the County tax bill as a one-line item direct charge titled “MADERA IRRIGATION DISTRICT” and will be subject to the due dates and penalties set by the County of Madera. While MID will no longer mail invoices for assessments and standby charges, MID will still continue to bill directly for water usage. Also, prior years’ delinquent assessments will continue to be paid to MID.
“We’ve been working on this for several months to make the transition for MID customers as simple and understandable as possible”, stated Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer Tax Collector. “When our property tax bills are mailed in mid-October, the 18,000 MID landowners will see a line item on their property tax bills that will simply state “MADERA IRRIGATION DISTRICT” and directly across from that heading will be your annual assessment. As is customary, the annual assessment will be divided into two installments and collected together with your property tax payments” continued Tracy Kennedy.
“MID appreciates the County’s cooperation on this transition that will benefit over 18,000 landowners in MID and Madera County” stated Thomas Greci, MID General Manager. “Additionally, MID encourages anyone with questions related to this transition to contact MID’s office or visit the MID website for more information.”
MID and the County believe this change will be a benefit to landowners and taxpayers, simplifying the payment process as one payment can be made for County property taxes, MID assessments, and MID standby charges. Also, as an added benefit, the County accepts a variety of payment options including credit card, debit card, electronic check, cash, check, cashier’s check, and money order (credit card, debit card, and electronic check payments will incur a convenience fee). Both Madera Irrigation District and Madera County Tax Collector’s office are committed to making this a smooth transition for the constituents served.
If you have any questions regarding this change or your bill, please call Madera Irrigation District directly at 559-673-3514.