PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES (UNSECURED)

WHERE TO SEND YOUR PAYMENT

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

You must pay your Unsecured Property Tax Bill by mail or in person.

Payment by Mail

We accept partial payments.  You must mail property tax payments to the

Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector
Post Office Box 54027
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0027

Do not mail your payments to any other address.  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.

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
Los Angeles County Office of the 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.

Payment in Person

We accept cash, check, money order, and cashier’s check at 225 North Hill Street, Room 122, Los Angeles, CA 90012, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Los Angeles County hoidays.