Treasurer-Tax Collector Mails Over 1 Million Property Tax Bills


Much has changed in 2020, but one thing remains constant: property taxes. Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister announced his office started mailing more than 1 million 2020-2021 secured property tax bills today.

“These property tax bills are expected to generate $7.27 billion – money our local cities and the county depend on,” said McAllister. “Public health, voting administration, schools, and many more essential services are funded by property tax dollars, so we encourage you to pay your taxes as early as possible.”

All 1,004,808 secured tax bills are available now at to view and pay. Property owners can pay online free using an e-check (electronic check). Taxpayers will also get an immediate, emailed receipt for payment confirmation if they use the online payment system at

The first property tax installment is due on November 1, 2020, and becomes delinquent after December 10, 2020. The second installment is due February 1, 2021, and becomes delinquent after April 12, 2021.

The delinquent dates will not be extended due to COVID-19. If you cannot pay your property taxes on time due to COVID-19, you must submit a request for cancellation of penalty, along with your payment and printed evidence to prove how you were impacted. More information can be found on our COVID-19 information page.

The total amount owed by property taxpayers is $370 million more than last year’s total of $6.9 billion. Rising home prices and new residential units are contributing to the increase.

 “The number of parcels in San Diego County grew by 3,779. Most of that increase was due to new condos, but we did see a rise in 1,903 single family homes as well,” said McAllister.

Property owners who have not received their tax bill by October 31 can find their tax bill information online or call the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office toll free at 877-829-4732.