PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES (UNSECURED)

PAYMENT METHODS

ONLINE eCHECK

There is no cost to you for electronic check (eCheck) payments.  Your Unsecured Property Tax Bill contains your Roll Year, Bill Number, and Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you will need to complete the transaction.  Each PIN is unique to each Roll Year and Bill Number.  Ensure you use the PIN that corresponds to each tax bill.  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.

PAY ONLINE

ONLINE CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD

We accept major credit card and debit card payments. Please note that when making online credit or debit card payments for your current year Unsecured (Personal) Property Taxes, you will need your Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Unsecured Property Tax Bill. Each PIN is unique to each Roll Year and Bill Number. Ensure you use the PIN that corresponds to each tax bill. Retain the confirmation number for future reference. Each online credit/debit card transaction is limited to $99,999.99, including a service fee of 2.22 percent of the transaction amount (minimum $1.49 per transaction).

If you do not have your original Unsecured Property Tax Bill, please email us at unsecuredpayments@ttc.lacounty.gov. Be sure to list your Roll Year and Bill Number and use the phrase “Copy of Original Unsecured Bill” in the subject line of the email. You may also call us at 1(213) 893-7935, press 1, 2, and then press 9 to reach an agent, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, excluding Los Angeles County holidays.

PAY ONLINE

MAILED PAYMENTS

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Unsecured Property Tax Bill Numbers change every year.  When making your payment, please write the Roll Year and Bill Number of your Unsecured Property Tax Bill on the front of your check.  This will ensure that we apply your payment to the tax bill you intended.

We accept partial payments.  However, we recommend you pay the total amount due to reduce the amount of penalties imposed.

Please use the envelope enclosed with your Unsecured Property Tax Bill and include the payment stub from your tax bill.  Do not attach staples, clips, tape, or correspondence.  You must mail your property tax payments to:

LOS ANGELES COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR
P.O. BOX 54027
LOS ANGELES, CA 90054-0027

Do 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 California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 2922.

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” on our website.

If your payment is returned for any reason, we will charge a $33 fee to your Unsecured Property Tax Bill and any applicable penalties will be applied retroactively from the delinquency date.

Payments mailed to an address other than the address listed above, including any
Office of the Los Angeles County Assessor, received after the delinquency date are delinquent and subject to penalties.

If you are using an Independent Delivery Service, you must use an Internal Revenue Service designated delivery service (DHL Express, FedEx, or UPS), or one that has been approved by the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector (see “View Accepted Services” below).  The payment must be in a sealed envelope or package, addressed properly with the required fee prepaid; the package must have been sent on or before the delinquency date, and delivery must be no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the next business day after the effective delinquency date.  For example, the delinquency date is August 31 and if August 31 falls on Monday, pursuant to California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 2512, the package must be received in our office no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, September 2.  If August 31 falls on a Friday, the package must be received in our office by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, September 4.

Click the button below to view a list of accepted mailing services.

VIEW ACCEPTED SERVICES

 

Online Banking or Online Bill Payment Services

We recommend that you DO NOT use these services to pay Unsecured (Personal) Property Taxes.  The reason is that California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 2512 requires that the Treasurer and Tax Collector process property tax payments, received after the delinquency date, 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, i.e., bank envelopes do not have a USPS postmark on them.  In the absence of a USPS postmark, we apply penalties based on the date that we receive your payment.  To avoid paying penalties and costs or to learn more, please read Avoid Penalties by Understanding Postmarks section of our website at https://ttc.lacounty.gov/avoid-penalties-by-understanding-postmarks-unsecured/

PAY IN PERSON

IN PERSON – No In-person Unsecured (Personal) Property Tax Payments

All County buildings are currently closed to the public, including the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration where our cashiers are located.  Therefore, we are not accepting in-person Unsecured (Personal) property tax payments at this time.

We encourage everyone to use other Payment Methods, such as online eCheck and credit/debit card payments, or mail in your payment. As a reminder, there is no cost for e-Check payments online.  For online credit/debit card transaction, our card payment processor charges a service fee of 2.22 percent of the transaction amount (minimum $1.49 per transaction).

You may also call us at 213-893-7935, or visit our website, ttc.lacounty.gov, for additional information.

We recognize this is a challenging time, and we remain deeply committed to the safety of the public and our employees. We will continue to monitor developments, adjust where necessary, and inform you when we are open to the public again.

For the latest, accurate information about the coronavirus, please visit the Department of Public Health website.

PAY CURRENT YEAR UNSECURED (PERSONAL) PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS ONLINE

Pay your current year Unsecured (Personal) Property Tax payments online by electronic check (eCheck) or major credit and debit cards.  You can make online payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the delinquency date.

You will need your checking account or credit/debit card information.  Your Unsecured Property Tax Bill contains your Roll Year, Bill Number, and Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you will need to complete the transaction.  Each PIN is unique to each Roll Year and Bill Number.  Ensure you use the PIN that corresponds to each tax bill.

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 Unsecured Property Tax Bill to the property address or mailing address we currently have on record.  For a copy of the original Unsecured Property Tax Bill, please email us at unsecuredpayments@ttc.lacounty.gov.  Be sure to list the Roll Year and Bill Number and use the phrase “Copy of Original Unsecured Bill” in the subject line of the email.  You may also call us at 1(213) 893-7935, press 1, 2, and then press 9 to reach an agent, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, excluding Los Angeles County holidays.

For questions regarding online payments by eCheck, please email us by clicking the button below.

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 service fee of 2.22 percent of the transaction amount (minimum $1.49 per transaction).  For questions regarding online payments by credit/debit card, please email us at unsecuredpayments@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, click the button below. 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.