THE MISSION OF MADERA IRRIGATION DISTRICT is to obtain and manage affordable surface water and groundwater supplies in a manner which will ensure the long-term viability of irrigated agriculture in the District.

Assessment History

The Madera Irrigation District was formed in 1920 by popular vote of the people residing within the then proposed Madera Irrigation District.

The Madera Irrigation District operates under rules as set forth by the California Water Code. Under Section Code 20571, irrigation districts are given the right to assess land within their district boundaries. The District sells irrigation water for a fee above and beyond assessments levied on land within the District.


Madera Irrigation District to Transfer Billing and Collection Duties

to County of Madera

Madera Irrigation District (MID or District) has partnered with the County of Madera (County) to transfer the billing and collection duties for the District’s assessments and standby charges to the County. The transfer will take effect this year with the 2017 assessments and 2016 standby charges. The assessments and standby charges will be included on the County of Madera’s property tax bill, which will be mailed by the County in mid-October. The District’s assessments and standby charges will be reflected on the County tax bill as a one-line item direct charge and will be subject to the due dates and penalties set by the County of Madera. While the District will no longer mail invoices for assessments and standby charges, the District will still continue to bill directly for water usage.  Also, prior years’ delinquent assessments will continue to be paid to MID.

The District believes this change will be a benefit to all landowners, 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). If you have any questions regarding this change or your bill, please call Madera Irrigation District at 559-673-3514.

Key Dates

-  Mid-October: County Tax Bills Mailed

-  December 10, 2016: 1st Installment Due 

-  April 10, 2017: 2nd Installment Due

The one-item direct charge on the property tax bill will include MID assessments and standby charges, if applicable.

NOTE:  Look at our FAQ's section for answers to questions you may have on assessments you pay to MID.