Posted on: June 14, 2017

2017-2018 Property Value Assessments

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Legal Limitations

California Government Code Section 6254.21 prohibits the display of home addresses or telephone numbers of any elected or appointed official on the Internet by any state or local agency without first obtaining the written permission of th...

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Assessor - Newsroom

Posted on: August 4, 2017

Proposition 8

Proposition 8

In 1978, California voters passed Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment to Article XIII A that allows a temporary reduction in assessed value when real property suffers a decline in value. A decline in value occurs when ...

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Assessor - Outreach and Community

Posted on: March 23, 2018

Man Sentenced to 15 Years to Life for Second Degree Murder


Santos Garcia, 32, of Merced, was sentenced to 15 years to life by MercedCounty Judge Carol Ash on Friday, March 16, 2018 for second degree murder and
driving while intoxicated with gross negligence, for a 2016 crash that killed67-year-old El...

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Printable press release District Attorney
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Man Faces Life Without Parole for 2016 Delhi Murder


A 27-year-old gang member was convicted of first degree murder and attempted murder by a Merced County jury on March 9 in connection with a 2016 shooting in Delhi, the Merced County District Attorney’s office announced.

Juan Gonzalez, a member of...

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Printable Press Release District Attorney

Posted on: February 22, 2018

Passport Execution Fee Increase

Passport Execution Fee Increase


Increase in Passport Acceptance Fees

Effective Monday, April 2, 2018


Effective Monday, April 2, 2018 there will be an increase to the passport acceptance fee (also known as the execution fee) from $25 to $35. &a...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Super Saturday Castle Air Museum Car Sow

Car Show Image

Over 65 Air Planes to view

Over 400 Hot Rods, Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

Click here for flyer

Castle Air Museum Elections Community and Outreach
Posted on: March 7, 2018

9th Annual Young Women's Conference

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Welcome to all 6th to 12th Grade Girls

Welcoming Speaker - Danielle Marie Diele

Closing Speaker - Diana Ramirez Diaz

Free Event

Professional Attire Encouraged

Numerous Workshops

Motivational Speakers

Informational Booths

Complimentary Breakfast and Chef-Prepared ...

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Merced Union High School District Elections Community and Outreach

Posted on: September 15, 2017

Con valentia y corazon

familia de peluches abrazando a hija

Adentro encontrara mas de 20 estrategias para aydara a los niños a sentirse seguros. Consejos para padres y cuidadores, y 4 paginas de actividades para los niños!

Para obtener más información para apoyar a los ni...

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Con valentia y corazon (Español) PDF First 5 - Latest News
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Children's Summit 2018 - Color Me Human

Logo for Childrens Summit - Color Me Human

Date, Time & Location

April 19, 20188:00 AM — 9:00 AM : Networking9:00 AM — 3:00 PM : Program

Gateway Church353 E. Donna DriveMerced, CA 95340

Keynote Speakers

Paula Braveman, MD, MPH is Professor of Family and Community Medicine and D...

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Printable Press Release First 5 - Latest News
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Care Cope Connect

care cope connect

Care Cope Connect has more than 20 ways to help kids feel safe and secure.  It provides self-care tips for parents and caregivers, and contains 4 activity pages just for kids!

For more information to support children coping with trauma and stress,...

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Care, Cope, Connect PDF First 5 - Latest News

Posted on: March 23, 2018

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Artist's 3D Rendering of New BHRS Complex

The Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (MCBHRS) Department is pleased to announce that it will hold a Grand Opening and onsite Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its new location at 9 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018.

The new main campus will bring ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Merced County - Severe Thunderstorms in Foothills Results in Flooding

Flooded Road with Flood Warning Road Sign, Floodwater in Background

On Thursday, March 22, the central foothill area experienced severe thunderstorms.

The sudden deluges caused multiple natural flowing streams to either near or surpass capacity throughout the day and into the overnight hours.

Among the areas affected by flo...

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Latest News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony

Photo of Hand-Size U.S. Flag Standing in Sunset-Lit Grass

The Modesto Vet Center will be honoring Vietnam Veterans at a Commemoration Ceremony in Turlock on March 30. The ceremony is part of an ongoing national effort to honor all Vietnam-era veteran military service members who were on active duty between Novem...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

Merced County Community Clean-up Program

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The Merced County Department of Public Works, in coordination with each Municipal Advisory Council, announces the annual Community Clean-up Event schedule.

Community Clean-ups allow local residents to dispose of tires, appliances and other common throwaway...

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Printable Press Release Latest News

Posted on: March 13, 2018

Merced County Main - Chiurta Obata

Obata Talk Poster

Join ShiPu Wang, curator of the internationally-traveling retrospective, Chiura Obata: An American

Modern, for a revealing talk about the artist’s life stories and love for California’s “Great Nature,” and Wang&r...

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Library News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Merced County Main - Egg Hunt

Egg Hunt

Hey kids! Join us for our Egg Hunt on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10:45. The Hunt will follow the English Story Time. Spanish Story Time will begin at 11:15 a.m.

 *Please bring your own basket to gather the eggs. Plastic eggs will be used, each egg ...

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Library News
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Merced County Main - Spanish Story Time

Spanish Story Time

The Merced County Main Library Story Time on Fridays at 11:15 a.m. will feature Spanish Story Time, starting February 2, 2018. We will feature Books from our Spanish Book Section in the Children's Department. Crafts, Puppets and more. Bring a friend!The 1...

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Library News
Posted on: December 28, 2017

Merced County Main - Family Story Time

Saturday Family Story Time

Your whole family is invited to come join us for Story Time every Saturday (excluding Holidays) at 10:30 a.m.

Library News
Posted on: December 28, 2017

Merced County Main - Story Time

Merced Story Time


This is a lapsit program for babies ages 6 months to 18 months old and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, rhymes, bounces and playtime.

Wednesdays @ 10:30 am

(This program runs in a cycle of 4 weeks of structured story time and then 2 weeks of playti...

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Library News
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Atwater - Story Time


Join the Atwater Library, Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. for Story Time! All ages are welcome.

The Atwater Library is located at 1600 Third Street - Atwater. If you would like more information, please call the Atwater Library at 209.358.6651

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Library News
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Atwater - PAWS Reading

PAWS Reading @ Atwater Library

PAWS Reading @ Atwater Library

Starting September 30th at 11 :00 am Twice a month, every other Saturday.

PAWS Reading Library News
Posted on: July 23, 2017

Merced County Main - Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Join us at the Merced County Main Library for an exciting virtual reality experience.

Who :  For ages 13 & Up.

When : Tuesdays 11 am to 1 pm and Saturdays 3 to 5 pm.

Where : Stoddard Room, 3rd Floor

How To attend : Limited slot available, Sign up...

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Virtual Reality Library News

Posted on: February 15, 2018

"Ventura Case" - Vacation Payoffs

News Flash

On February 8, 2018, the Merced County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA) Board of Retirement adopted Resolution 2018-1 making up to 160 hours of additional vacation payout earnings pensionable for MCERA Tiers 1, 2 and 3 members. The Board voted to...

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Merced County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA)
Posted on: February 15, 2018

FAQs - Vacation Payoffs



What is happening with the MCERA court case?

The MCERA Board of Retirement met in a public session on February 8, 2018 to discuss and vote on the implementation of the First District Court of Appeal’s opinion in the case of Alameda...

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Merced County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA)
Posted on: February 15, 2018

2018 COLA


2018 COLA

The annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) that Tier 1 members may receive is effective April each year and is first payable in April’s month-end check. This annual increase is based on changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) of the S...

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Merced County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA)
Posted on: December 21, 2017

2017 Interest


An MCERA member’s account is credited interest on June 30th and December 31st of each year based on the previous six month’s balance, investment earnings, and according to MCERA’s interest crediting policy. Please note that a...

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Merced County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA)

Posted on: June 14, 2017

Vaccine Clinic

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A variety of services are available at the Merced County Public Health Clinics located in Merced and Los Banos. Services include Immunizations, Tuberculosis (TB) testing and treatment and HIV Case Management.

Below are some very effective ways to help prot...

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Additional Info about Vaccine Clinics Public Health - Latest News

Posted on: March 19, 2018

Meet Our Newest Employee

Mitchell Comer

Please join me in welcoming the newest employee to the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.  Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke had the privilege of swearing in Deputy Sheriff Trainee Mitchell Comer and he will be starting the academy soon. &...

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Sheriff's Department
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Man arrested for threats aginst schools


“Threats of any kind against a school will not be tolerated”
stated Sheriff Vern Warnke after the arrest of Carlos Aguilar.  The Merced County Sheriff’s Office hasarrested 29 year old Carlos Aguilar from ...

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Sheriff's Department

Posted on: January 26, 2018

Cannabis Regulation

Cannabis Plants

Curious about the County’s cannabis regulations? Visit the Cannabis Regulations page for frequently asked questions as well as details about medicinal deliveries and personal cannabis cultivation. It also has a link to the County’s app...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Pay your taxes using FREE e-checks!

Merced County Seal

Fast and easy payment option.
Credit Card- 2.35% convenience fee.

Pay Your Taxes Treasurer - Tax Collector - Articles of Interest
Posted on: August 8, 2017

SIGN UP for Email and Text Reminders

Notify Me

Be up to date with The Merced County Tax Collectors upcoming auctions, property tax due dates and more!

Sign Up for Tax Reminders Treasurer - Tax Collector - Articles of Interest
Posted on: August 8, 2017

Property Tax Postponement For Senior, Blind, or Disabled Citizens

State of California - State Controllers Office Seal

The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program returned in 2016 after being suspended by the Legislature in 2009. The program allows homeowners who are seniors, blind or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes o...

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