What is it?
You can designate a third party (e.g., a friend, family member, or agency) to receive
a copy of any defaulted property tax bills (Statement of Prior Year Taxes) that
are sent to you. While the third party is not responsible for paying the bill,
they can remind you that your property taxes are in default, or remind you to take
action to prevent you from losing your property in the event of a tax sale for defaulted
taxes due. Senior citizens, those with language limitations, and others who require
special assistance are among those who may benefit from this program.
Here is how it works.
Through our Third Party Notification Program, the Treasurer and Tax Collector
lets you choose a third party (e.g., relative, friend, or social service agency)
to receive copies of any defaulted property tax bills (Statement of Prior Year Taxes)
that may be mailed to you. These notices are mailed every September.
The designated person can then remind you about the past due bill. Please note that
the third party is not legally responsible to pay any part of your bill or take
action. This program does not stop the property from being sold if the property
is scheduled for auction.
How to participate?
If you would like to take advantage of this program, please complete and submit
a Third Party Notification Program Registration Form.
You may call 1(213) 974-2111 for additional information. To avoid a long wait in
our call center, you should call us during our non-peak hours from 8:00 to 10:00
a.m. and 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Our Call Center representatives can also
discuss other programs and services that may help you. Press 1, 2 and then press
9 to reach an agent.