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Unsecured Property Taxes General Information


Unsecured Property Tax is an ad-valorem (value based) property tax that is the liability of the person or entity assessed for the tax. Because the tax is not secured by real property (such as land) the tax is called "UNSECURED."

All property that is not real property is considered personal property and therefore are issued an Unsecured tax bill.  There are several types including, Business fixtures, Business Personal Property, Boats, Aircraft. Supplemental Escape and Pro-Rated Escape Taxes on real property that has changed ownership prior to issuance of the tax bill.

Due Dates

Annual Unsecured Property Taxes are due upon receipt and delinquent after 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on August 31. The Treasurer and Tax Collector mails the bills between March 1 and June 30.

If the delinquency date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a Los Angeles County holiday, the delinquency date is moved to the close of the next business day.

If you send a payment by mail, we caution you that the United States Postal Service only postmarks certain mail depending on the type of postage used and may not postmark mail on the same day you deposit it. To assist you in understanding how to avoid penalties that could result from postmark issues, we have compiled important information on how to "Avoid Penalties by Understanding Postmarks." Visit our website at

Unsecured Tax Four Plan

Escape bills in excess of $500.00 may be eligible to be paid on a FOUR YEAR PAYMENT PLAN.  The payments are payable over a four-year period as per California Revenue and Taxation Code.

To enroll a bill on the Four Year Plan, you must:

a.  File a written request with the Tax Collector's office prior to the due date of the bill.
b.  Pay the $200.00 four pay fee and submit check with completed with written request or completed application.
c.  Pay at least 20% of the tax, no later than the due date.

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