Friday is deadline to pay Property Taxes to avoid additional penalties


e-Check is Fast & Free at; payment deadline is June 30 

SAN DIEGO, June 27, 2023 - San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister reminded San Diego property owners that this Friday, June 30th, is the deadline to pay their property taxes without incurring additional penalties.  

“On July 1, unpaid bills will go into default and receive additional penalties of 1.5% each month,” said McAllister. “That penalty adds up to a hefty 18% per year but is avoidable if payments are received by the June 30 deadline.” Taxpayers can quickly and easily pay their bills online at at no additional cost if payment is made using the free e-Check option.   

Property taxes are due in two installments. The first delinquent date is in December and the second is in April. Each late installment has already incurred a 10% penalty, plus a $10 fee if the second installment is late.  So far, the TTC has collected 98% property tax payments.   

“There is still a small percentage of bills that are not yet paid, and we want to remind taxpayers that there’s still time to avoid additional penalties,” McAllister concluded.  

So far, the Tax Collector’s office has received 98.75% of payments, totaling $8,021,834,525.94. Taxes left to be collected total $101,383,866.88. 

The possibility of increased penalties is not the only incentive to pay unpaid taxes by June 30. Under California State law, properties that have been in default for five years may be sold at a tax sale.