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Secured Property Taxes Payment Methods

 

SAVE MONEY! SAVE TIME! PAY ONLINE!

Pay your taxes online using your checking account or credit/debit card. You will need your Assessor's Identification Number (AIN) to search and retrieve payment information. You can make online payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the delinquency date.

There is no cost to you for electronic check (eCheck) payments. You will need to use the AIN and Personal Identification Number (PIN), which is printed on your original Secured Property Tax Bill, to complete the transaction. Each eCheck transaction is limited to $999,999.99.

When paying by eCheck, your bank account must be Automated Clearing House (ACH)-enabled, meaning the transaction can settle through the ACH Network. If your bank account has a debit block to prevent unauthorized organizations from debiting your account via ACH, you must notify your bank to authorize ACH debits from Los Angeles County with a debit filter with the Company Identification Number of 0 0 0 0 0 7 9 1 6 1. Los Angeles County updated its Company Identification Number in September 2018, so you must update this Company Identification Number if you previously had a debit filter on your bank account.

We cannot provide the PIN by telephone, e-mail or fax. We can only mail a copy of the original Secured Property Tax Bill to the property address or mailing address we currently have on record. For a copy of the original Secured Property Tax Bill, please email us at info@ttc.lacounty.gov, be sure to list your AIN and use the phrase "Duplicate Bill" in the subject line or call us at 1(888) 807-2111 or 1(213) 974-2111, press 1, 2, and then press 9 to reach an agent.

For questions regarding online payments by eCheck, please email us at echeck@ttc.lacounty.gov.

You may also pay online by using major credit cards or debit cards. Each online credit/debit card transaction is limited to $99,999.99, including a cost of 2.25 percent of the transaction amount. For questions regarding online payments by credit/debit card, please email us at ccard@ttc.lacounty.gov.

Have your checking account information or your credit/debit card information available when you begin the online payment process. To make a payment now, go to Online Payments. There is a maximum of ten shopping cart items per transaction. If you have more items to pay than the allowable maximum, you must complete the current transaction first, and then you will be able to select additional items to pay.


Mailed Payments

Please use the envelope enclosed with your Secured Property Tax Bill and include the payment stub from the Secured Property Tax Bill. If paying both installments, please include both payment stubs. Do not attach staples, clips, tape, or correspondence. You must mail property tax payments to the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector at the address indicated on your Secured Property Tax Bill. You should not mail your payments to any other address. Property tax payments must be received or United States Postal Service (USPS) postmarked by the delinquency date to avoid penalties. If we receive your payment after the delinquency date, with no postmark, the payment is late and we will impose penalties, in accordance with State law. We caution taxpayers who send their payments by mail that the USPS only postmarks certain mail depending on the type of postage used and may not postmark mail on the same day taxpayers deposit envelopes. To assist taxpayers 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 ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/Postmarks.htm.


Pay by Credit Card or Debit Card Over the Telephone

We accept major credit card and debit card payments over the telephone through a third-party vendor who charges a fee to utilize this service. To pay by telephone, call toll-free 1(888) 473-0835. You will need your Assessor's Identification Number (AIN), Year, and Sequence, which is printed on your Secured Property Tax Bill, to complete the transaction. Please retain the confirmation number for future reference. Each credit/debit card transaction is limited to $99,999.99, including a cost of 2.25 percent of the transaction amount. If you do not have the current year Secured Property Tax Bill, please call the Bill Request Line at 1(213) 893-1103 to request a Substitute Secured Property Tax Bill.


Pay in Person

Our office is located at 225 North Hill Street, First Floor Lobby, Los Angeles, CA 90012. We accept cash, check, money order, cashier’s check, and major credit cards and debit cards between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Los Angeles County holidays. Each credit/debit card transaction is limited to $75,000.00, including a cost of 2.25 percent of the transaction amount.

We also accept payments at 335A East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time for several days each installment period: 1st installment – Friday, December 7, 2018, and Monday, December 10, 2018; and 2nd installment – Tuesday, April 9, 2019, and Wednesday, April 10, 2019. You must make your payments by check, money order, cashier's check, major credit cards or debit cards. We do not accept cash payments at this location. Each credit/debit card transaction is limited to $75,000.00, including a cost of 2.25 percent of the transaction amount.


Online Banking or Bill Payment Services

Many banks and the Treasurer and Tax Collector recommend that you do not use these services to pay property taxes. The reason is that California Revenue and Taxation Code 2512 states that the Treasurer and Tax Collector must process a received payment as of the date of the United States Postal Service (USPS) postmark. Banking institutions use permit imprint presorted envelopes, which the USPS does not postmark. In the absence of a postmark, we apply penalties based exclusively on the date we receive payment. Please read Avoid Penalties by Understanding Postmarks to learn more.


Contact Us

For all other questions, please email us at info@ttc.lacounty.gov or call 1(888) 807-2111 or 1(213) 974-2111, press 1, 2, and then press 9 to reach an agent.

 

 
 
 
 
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