The City of Clearlake is significantly impacted by the scale of tax delinquent and defaulted properties within its boarders. The City Council has asked multiple agencies including the Lake County Treasurer/Tax Collector and Lake County Board of Supervisors to help address the backlog of properties which need to be offered at auction.
Recently the Lake County Civil Grand Jury released its 2019-20 report, which was critical of the information the City has been relying on. The data used by the City has been provided directly by the County of Lake, with Clearlake specific information provided by the Tax Collector’s office. We acknowledge the information provided is based on a specific snapshot in time, and can change daily based on an owners property tax payments. We believe the best approach is to share the information provided to us by the County with the public.