CA Gov't Code Section 25831

Any fees authorized pursuant to Section 25830, or pursuant to Section 40059 of the Public Resources Code, that remain unpaid for a period of 60 or more days after the date upon which they were billed may be collected thereafter by the county as provided in this section.


At least once a year, the board of supervisors shall cause to be prepared a report of delinquent fees. The board shall fix a time, date, and place for hearing the report and any objections or protests to the report.


The board shall cause notice of the hearing to be mailed to the landowners listed on the report not less than 10 days prior to the date of the hearing.


At the hearing, the board shall hear any objections or protests of landowners liable to be assessed for delinquent fees. The board may make revisions or corrections to the report as it deems just, after which, by resolution, the report shall be confirmed.


The delinquent fees set forth in the report as confirmed, or the list prepared pursuant to subdivision (e), shall constitute special assessments against the respective parcels of land and are a lien on the property for the amount of the delinquent fees. A certified copy of the confirmed report, or the list prepared pursuant to subdivision (e), shall be filed with the county auditor for the amounts of the respective assessments against the respective parcels of land as they appear on the current assessment roll. The lien created attaches upon recordation, in the office of the county recorder of the county in which the property is situated, of a certified copy of the resolution of confirmation or the list prepared pursuant to subdivision (e). The assessment may be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary county ad valorem property taxes are collected and shall be subject to the same penalties and the same procedure and sale in case of delinquency as provided for those taxes. All laws applicable to the levy, collection, and enforcement of county ad valorem property taxes shall be applicable to the assessment, except that if any real property to which the lien would attach has been transferred or conveyed to a bona fide purchaser for value, or if a lien of a bona fide encumbrancer for value has been created and attaches thereon, prior to the date on which the first installment of the taxes would become delinquent, then the lien that would otherwise be imposed by this section shall not attach to the real property and the delinquent fees, as confirmed, relating to the property shall be transferred to the unsecured roll for collection.


The requirements of subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) may be waived only if the county has adopted an alternative administrative procedure that allows property owners to appeal the solid waste fee and property owners are notified of their right to appeal. A list of delinquent fees shall be prepared showing the assessments of each respective parcel and shall be filed with the auditor.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 25831’s source at ca​.gov