Delinquent Property Taxes: Deadline to Pay, 10 Days Away!


Avoid Additional Penalties – Pay by July 1, 2024

SAN DIEGO, CA, June 21, 2024 – San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister is reminding property owners that are delinquent in paying their property taxes, that the deadline to pay is Monday, July 1, 2024. Because the normal June 30th deadline falls on a Sunday, taxpayers get an additional day to pay. After July 1st, unpaid bills will go into default and receive additional penalties of 1.5% each month.

“I want to spread the word as far as possible, and you’re going to hear this same message from me over the next ten days: there is still time to avoid additional penalties if the bills are paid by July 1,” said McAllister. “In May, we sent 41,245 delinquent notices to property owners who did not pay all their 2023-2024 property taxes, reminding them of the deadline. Unpaid bills will go into default and receive an additional $33 redemption fee plus penalties that can add up to 18% a year - that’s hefty.” 

The total remaining taxes due is $180 million, an increase of $7 million over last year’s late payments due. So far, the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office has collected 98.96% of first installments and 98.19% of second installments, bringing the total overall paid taxes to 98.58%. 

1,013,632 secured tax bills were sent in early October 2023 and are online to view and pay at Taxpayers can pay online free using an e-Check (electronic check), and will get an immediate, emailed confirmation. 

“Property taxes fund essential county and city services,” said McAllister. “Public health, public schools, and many more critical services are funded by these tax dollars.” 

Payment options and deadline details:  

  • Pay online by e-check – Go to and pay before midnight, July 1, 2024. 
  • Pay by mail – Mail postmarked payment before/on July 1, 2024. 
  • Pay by phone – Payments can be made by phone at 855-829-3773. 
  • Pay in person – Visit one of the three branch offices before 5pm, July 1. Branch locations here.

Important Note: Properties that have been tax-defaulted for five years or more and are not on a payment plan or redeemed on the last day of the current fiscal year (June 28, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.) are subject to the Tax Collector’s Power to Sell at 12:01 a.m. on July 1st.