Late First Installments

1. Late Property Tax Payments

The December 10th delinquent date has passed and a 10% penalty has applied to delinquent secured tax bills.  The legal basis to waive penalties for late payments is extremely limited.

2. Penalty Cancellations

Penalties may only be cancelled under specific conditions as authorized under the California Revenue & Taxation Code.

Penalties will NOT be cancelled for the following reasons:

  • Forgot to pay.
  • Financial hardship.
  • Lost tax bill/failed to receive a tax bill.
  • Thought the delinquent date was April 15th.
  • Out of town on delinquent date.
  • Payment made through online bill pay not received on time.

Click here for more information regarding penalty cancellations. 

2. Check payment not cashed yet?

We appreciate your patience. Please do not put a stop payment on the check as it will result in additional tax collector fees. The payment will be credited as of the date received or postmarked. If the check has not cleared after 6 weeks, please submit a Request for Cancellation of Penalties based on a lost check.  You may find the form on our website by clicking here

4. Did not receive a bill?

If you did not receive your tax bill, please access it online by clicking here. Unpaid first installments are now delinquent and a 10% penalty has applied.  The second installment is due February 1, 2019, and will become delinquent if unpaid after April 10, 2019.  Failure to receive a tax bill will not prevent penalties from being imposed on a late payment.