SECURED PROPERTY TAXES GENERAL INFORMATION
NEW AND EXISTING PROPERTY OWNERS
The following information is being provided for all property owners, new and existing, in the hope of increasing their knowledge of the Property Tax Process. We will attempt to address as many of the frequently asked questions as we are aware of.
If we do not address your question, please visit our Public Inquiries web page for self-service options or to submit an inquiry.
Annual Secured Property Tax Bills are prepared and mailed by the Treasurer and Tax Collector in October of each year. The first installment of your tax bill is due on November 1 and becomes delinquent by the close of business on December 10. The second installment of your tax bill is due on February 1 and becomes delinquent by the close of business on April 10. Each installment is subject to penalties if not received by the Treasurer and Tax Collector by the aforementioned dates, and the second installment is also subject to costs in addition to penalties if not paid timely.
Payments are processed upon receipt and posted to the Tax Roll. Processing times may vary during peak periods. To locate the amount of your Current Year Secured Taxes, go to How much are my property taxes? and enter your Assessor’s Identification Number. This information is available between October 1 and June 30 only. To locate the amount of your Delinquent Secured Taxes, go to How much are my delinquent secured taxes? and enter your Assessor’s Identification Number. This information is not available during the month of July. The Treasurer and Tax Collector offers several payment options including online payments. Go to Payment Options.
Payment amounts can be found on the tax bill stubs. Each stub, one for first and one for second installment, carries the amount due for the applicable installment. If you are missing your tax bill, you can request a duplicate property tax bill. If you have your Assessor’s Identification Number, you can retrieve your current year tax amounts by accessing the Property Tax Balance Due page.
The state budget did not include funding for the Gonsalves-Deukmejian-Petris Senior Citizens Property Tax Assistance Law, which provides direct cash assistance. The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) will not issue Homeowner and Renter Assistance (HRA) Program instruction booklets and will not accept HRA claims for the 2015 claim year. For the most current information on the HRA Program, go to ftb.ca.gov and search for HRA.