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County of Madera


Notice: Property Taxes Due 12/11/17

Notice: Property Taxes Due 12/11/17

To see or pay your property tax bill online go to: www.madera-county/treasurer Reminder: E-Checks are free

Permits Online

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Click here to access the County's Online Permitting system- available 24 hours a day

Madera County Child Support Services in coordination with Madera Superior Courts

Madera County Child Support Services in coordination with Madera Superior Courts

Start the Year off right! Thursday January 4, 2018 9:00am to 3:00pm Child Support Warrant Release Event No Risk of…



On January 17, 2014, the Governor of California proclaimed a state of emergency due to the current drought conditions. On…

Live and Archived Board Meetings

Board Meetings

Access live and archived Board of Supervisors meetings as well as past and present meeting agendas and minutes.

Madera County 311

At Your Service...

The Madera County 311 call center is now open to service you.  You can dial 311 anywhere within Madera County…

Madera County – MC Alert Home

Madera County Emergency Warning System

County Calendar

County Calendar

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Department of Probation

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Madera County Probation Department is to encourage positive change in the lives of offenders through Collaborative Partnerships, Evidence Based Practices, and Corrective Services.


The vision of the Madera County Probation Department is to strive for excellence by providing innovative programming through evidence-based practices. Our team is devoted to become the model Department in community corrections by inspiring all staff to achieve their maximum professional potential with integrity, accountability, and commitment to public safety.

Core Values

Law                         Obey and enforce all laws within our community.

Ever Evolving         Continually embracing progress.

Accountability       Willingness to accept responsibility.

Diversity                 Our diverse staff contributes to our mission.

Empathy                 Understanding of another's experience.

Respect                  Show regard or consideration of others.

Supportive             Mentoring with encouragement and understanding.

Humor                    Maintaining a fun easygoing work environment.

Integrity                 Adherence to moral and ethical principles.

Professionalism    Always making the right decision even though it might not be the popular choice.

Probation is one component of a complex system of justice. The citizens have given the system as a whole the responsibility of protecting them from harm by criminal offender And this decree has been enforced by the legislature which has statutorily identified the system's prime responsibility as holding our citizens safe from criminal harm.

Our mission as Probation Officers is to serve the citizenry of Madera County by discharging the duties assigned us by California statutes. Since these duties are many and varied, our mission is multiple.

As fact gatherers, we have responsibility for recommending those actions which offer greatest potential for positive change by the offender when potential for such change is seen to exist, provided this can be done without placing the citizenry in harm's way. Where risk of harm is present, our responsibility is to recommend that action which offers greatest protection from that harm.

As enforcers and monitors, we must first see to the proper execution and enforcement of the court's orders, doing so in a firm yet humane manner. This role runs a continuum from absolute enforcer to total supporter arid we must ever adjust our position along that continuum as defendants behavior decrees.

To effectively discharge our duties, we must have the ongoing support of the citizens and must maintain positive inter-agency relations at all levels of service. This means each and every staff member, in any contact with either citizens of the community representatives of any agency, is representing our entire agency and the image of our agency as a whole is the composite of each and all of those contacts.

Included in our prime responsibility of protecting our citizens from harm is the responsibility to protect our clients from harming themselves, and therein is the blending of the role of enforcer and helper.

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Contact the Assessor

200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
Fax: (559)675-7654
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Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Assessor's Department Staff Spotlight

Jacquelyn Nieves - Assessor’s Office Staff

J. SPOTLIGHT_20141009_140906 How long have you worked for the County? 7 1/2 years
What do you like most about your job? Serving the community and working with great people.
Why did you decide to work for the County? I saw an awesome opportunity for learning, growth and advancement.
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? Becoming a valued employee and being entrusted with a wide variety of responsibilities.
When I'm not at work you can find me...Engrossed in some art project, cooking, sewing, and doing community work with my congregation.
What was your first job?  I was a waitress in a Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles.
What is your favorite food? Always chocolate!
What is your favorite kind of music? My husband and I DJ'd for a few years, so I love variety - especially good dance music in-the-mix!
What is your favorite sports team? I'm more into art than sports, but I enjoy watching a good game with great friends.
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? To Uruguay, South America with my husband to see where he grew up and meet his family.
Where do you see yourself in five years? Happily retired, close to my parents and family in Arizona.

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311