PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES (UNSECURED)

WHERE TO SEND YOUR PAYMENT

Pursuant to California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 2922, Unsecured (Personal) Property Taxes are due upon receipt of the Unsecured Property Tax Bill and become delinquent after 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on August 31.  If the delinquency date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a Los Angeles County holiday, the Treasurer and Tax Collector extends the delinquency date to the close of business on the next business day.

We do not accept credit/debit card, online or over-the-telephone payments for Unsecured (Personal) Property Taxes at the current time.  You must pay your Unsecured Property Tax Bill by mail or in person.

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.

Payment by Mail


Please use the envelope enclosed in 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 property tax payments to the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector, Post Office Box 54027, Los Angeles, CA 90057-0027.  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 California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 2922.

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 due to insufficient funds, 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.