Pay Now or Pay More Later: Heftier Penalties Await 33,000 Delinquent Property Owners

05/31/18

Over 33,000 property owners have just one month to pay their delinquent property taxes before their bills go into default and incur heavier penalties.


San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister announced today that his office will begin mailing 33,014 reminders to property owners who did not pay one or both of their 2017-2018 property tax installments. The total amount still due is $86,589,830.

Late taxpayers have already incurred a 10% late fee on each of their unpaid installments, plus a $10 redemption fee. If those bills remain unpaid after June 30, they will accrue an extra 1.5% penalty per month or 18% per year.

“Nearly 99% of our taxpayers have already stepped up to pay on time,” said McAllister. “We want to remind those who haven’t to pay now or pay more later.”

If you have a delinquent bill, you must pay or postmark it by June 30 to avoid the extra penalty. The best and quickest way to pay is through the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s (TTC) website, sdttc.com, using free e-check.

The TTC sent 10% fewer delinquent reminder notices this year compared to last, when 36,826 reminders were mailed and $92,951,792 was owed.

Last September, the TTC mailed a total of 993,821 secured property tax bills. Payments were due in two equal installments: the first was due on Nov. 1 and delinquent after Dec. 10, and the second was due Feb. 1 and delinquent after April 10.