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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are questions we often receive from Merced County property owners. For specific information, please call us at (209) 385-7592, visit our office, or e-mail us.

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What are special assessments?

Special assessments arise because various governmental agencies provide services to the property and are shown on your tax bill, like:
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Garbage
  • Lighting, etc.
For more information, contact the Auditor-Controller's office at (209) 385-7511.