Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Revenue and Taxation Code
Part 5. Collection of Taxes
Chapter 2. Collection Generally
2611.1. Discharge of accountability. Any county department, officer, or employee charged by law with the collection of any county tax assessment, penalty or cost, license fees or money owing the county for any reason, that is due and payable, may file a verified application with the board of supervisors for a discharge from accountability for the collection of the tax assessment, penalty or cost, license fees or money owing the county for any reason in accordance with Sections 25257, 25258, 25259, and 25259.5 of the Government Code.
History.—Added by Stats. 1957, p. 2691, in effect September 11, 1957. Stats. 1994, Ch. 705, in effect January 1, 1995, substituted "that" for "which" after "reason," in the first sentence, and added the second and third sentences. Stats. 1996, Ch. 800, in effect January 1, 1997, added "or if collection enforcement is impractical" after "the cost of collection" in the first sentence. Stats. 2011, Ch. 352 (SB 948), in effect January 1, 2012, added a comma after "department, officer", added "of supervisors" after "the board", and substituted "in accordance with Sections 25257, 25258, 25259, and 25259.5 of the Government Code." for "if the amount is so small as not to justify the cost of collection or if collection enforcement is impractical." after "any reason" in the first sentence, and deleted the former second and third sentences which provided that "The board of supervisors may adopt, with the approval of a majority of its entire membership, a resolution that authorizes and designates the county auditor as the officer to exercise the authority of the board under this section. No discharge from accountability obtained pursuant to this section shall be construed to release any person other than the person who obtained that discharge from an obligation to pay amounts that are due and owing."