PROPERTY TAX COLLECTION | GENERAL PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION
General Property Tax Information
DELINQUENT PAYMENT PENALTY CALCULATION
DELINQUENT PAYMENT PROPERTY SALE LIST (TAX LIEN SALES)
DELINQUENT TAX AUCTION | EXCESS PROCEEDS | NEW PROPERTY OWNERS
ZONING AND BUILDING REQUIREMENTS | CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Storey County has one countywide tax district. The tax rate in Storey County is based on the amount of monies budgeted for government-provided services, such as schools, police, fire, parks, libraries, and capital projects, including flood control and transportation. This budget is set and managed by the Storey County Commissioners Office.
Penalties for delinquent property taxes are calculated at:
4% for one installment that is delinquent
5% for any two installments that are delinquent
6% for any three installments that are delinquent
7% for any four installments that are delinquent
Prior year’s delinquent property taxes are penalized at 10% annual interest.
Storey County’s tax lien sales follow the guidelines set forth by the Nevada Revised Statutes (Chapter 361). All property (real) taxes must be collected in order to meet the budget of the county. Therefore, Tax Lien Sales are held to collect any unpaid taxes.
Any property that continues to have delinquent taxes due at the end of April each year will be advertised as delinquent in the local newspaper. Should a property have continuing delinquent outstanding taxes at the end of three years the Treasurer will take a trustee deed to the property and begin the process to sell the property at a tax sale. Tax sales are scheduled at least four months prior to being held, in order to allow property owners ample notice. The Commissioners then meet regarding these proposed properties for tax sale. Generally, once there are 10 or more properties, the county will hold a tax sale.
Storey County currently does not have a tax sale scheduled. Please periodically check this site for updated information.
Once proceeds are collected for all property in Storey County, resulting from a tax sale, and the County Treasurer has paid all the taxes and costs on the property, the Treasurer shall deposit into the general fund of the county the first $300 (three hundred dollars) of the excess proceeds from the sale as well as ten percent of the next $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) of excess proceeds. Any remaining amount of the excess proceeds from the sale will be deposited into an interest-bearing account maintained for the purpose of holding excess proceeds separate from other money of the County. If no claim is made for the money within 2 (two) years after the sale of the property, the County Treasurer shall pay the money into the general fund.
The Treasurer's office mails out real property tax bills only one time each year. If you do not receive your tax bill by August 1st each year, please contact the Storey County Treasurer’s office to request a copy. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the responsibility for payment, nor constitute cause for cancellation of penalty and/or cost charges if the tax bill becomes delinquent.
Anyone who purchases property in Storey County is independently responsible for current or delinquent taxes and penalties and assumes full liability for payment of the taxes. Generally, your title company will inform you of any taxes due at the time of sale. If you have any questions regarding due taxes, please contact the Storey County Treasurer’s Office.
If you are interested in obtaining building permits or examining county zoning requirements, please contact the Storey County Building Department.
To officially change your address with Storey County, you must submit the request in writing. You can fax or mail a letter stating your new address to the County Assessor's office. Additionally, on the front of your property tax payment coupon, there is a place to complete the information required for change of address.
Forms or letters can be mailed to:
Storey County Assessor's Office
PO Box 494
Virginia, NV 89440
or faxed to:
or e-mailed to: