The following information is being provided for all property owners, new and existing, in the hope of increasing their knowledge of the Property Tax Process. We will attempt to address as many of the frequently asked questions as we are aware of. If we do not address your question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as promptly as possible.
Secured Property Annual tax bills are prepared and mailed by the Treasurer and Tax Collector in October of each year. The first installment of your property tax bill is due on November 1 and becomes delinquent after 5:00 p.m. on December 10. The second installment of your tax bill is due February 1 and becomes delinquent after 5:00 p.m. on April 10. Each installment is subject to penalties if not received by the Treasurer and Tax Collector by the aforementioned dates and the second installment is also subject to costs in addition to penalties if not paid timely.
Payments are processed upon receipt and posted to the Tax Roll. Processing times may vary during peak periods. To locate the amount of your Current Year Secured Taxes, go to How much are my property taxes? and enter your Assessor's Identification Number. This information and is available between October 1 and June 30 only. To locate the amount of your Delinquent Secured Taxes, go to How much are my delinquent secured taxes? and enter your Assessor's Identification Number. This information is not available during the month of July. The Treasurer and Tax Collector offers several payment options including online payments. Go to Payment Options.
Payment amounts can be found on the tax bill stubs. Each stub, one for first and one for second installment, carries the amount due for the applicable installment. If you are missing your tax bill, please fill out Secured Property Taxes Public Response Form. Be sure to fill in as much information as you can. The property address and the Assessor's Identification Number are critical to successfully providing you with all the information you request. If you have your Assessor's Identification Number you can retrieve your current year tax amounts by accessing the Payment Information module on our homepage.
Property Tax Postponement for Senior Citizens, Blind, or Disabled Persons
In September 2014, Assembly Bill AB 2231 Chapter 703, Statutes of 2014, reinstated
a modified Property Tax Postponement (PTP) program. The State Controller’s Office
(SCO) will begin accepting new PTP applications beginning October 1, 2016.
Property Tax Assistance for Senior Citizens, Blind, or Disabled Persons
The state budget did not include funding for the Gonsalves-Deukmejian-Petris Senior Citizens Property Tax Assistance Law, which provides direct cash assistance. The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) will not issue Homeowner and Renter Assistance (HRA) Program instruction booklets and will not accept HRA claims for the 2015 claim year. For the most current information on the HRA Program, go to ftb.ca.gov and search for HRA.