PROPERTY TAX INSTALLMENT PLANS

FOUR PAY AND FIVE PAY PLANS

Installment Plan for Escaped Assessments (Four-Pay Plan)

You may be eligible to open an Installment Plan for Escaped Assessments (Four-Pay Plan) and pay your escaped assessment over a four-year period. An “escaped” assessment is a correction to a property’s assessed value that was not added to any prior year Annual Secured Property Tax Bill. These bills are usually the result of a taxable event that “escaped” the Office of the Assessor. Pursuant to California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 4837.5, taxes due for escaped assessments for a prior fiscal year(s) may be paid without penalty over a four-year period provided the additional tax is over $500.00 and provided the Four-Pay Plan is started before the delinquency date of the escaped assessment tax bill. To get started, click the Four-Pay Plan button below, read the instructions, and complete the application.

Installment Plan of Redemption (Five-Pay Plan)

You may be eligible to open an Installment Plan of Redemption (Five-Pay Plan) and pay the defaulted taxes over a five-year period for vacant residential lots or nonresidential commercial property that is less than three years in default, and residential or agricultural property that is less than five years in default. This will prevent the property from being sold at a public auction. To start a Five-Pay Plan for defaulted taxes, click the Five-Pay Plan button below, follow the instructions, and complete the application.

Please note that current year annual property taxes are not eligible for a payment plan.