Branches Closed to Public Due to Coronavirus
San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister, in partnership with Supervisor Jim Desmond and Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom to ask that he expand property tax penalty cancellation criteria to include economic hardship caused by the coronavirus. Under current state law, our office cannot grant penalty cancellations due to economic hardship.
All five Treasurer-Tax Collector branches are closed to the public until further notice effective March 19, 2020, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Property taxes can still be paid on this website. You can get started by clicking the "Pay Bill" button on the top right of this page.
“The health of our customers and employees is our number one concern,” said McAllister. ““We want everyone to be able to pay their property taxes without coming to our offices. Our online payment system at sdttc.com provides an easy and safe way to pay the second installment of their 2019-2020 taxes before April 10 to avoid a 10% penalty.”
The delinquent date of April 10 will not change. State law governs when property taxes are due and payable. The second installment of property taxes is due no later than April 10th. State action would be required to change the date. Critical county, school and local city financial obligations are dependent on property taxes. They fund essential public services, including coronavirus response.
Customers can also still:
- Call our office at 1-877-829-4732 to get questions answered
- Email a request for a mobile home tax clearance certificate
- Email a claim for an unclaimed property tax refund
- Mail in a TOT reporting form and payment
Below are additional answers about our office closing. We will update the list as we get more information.
How long will the offices be closed?:
The length of the closure is unclear. We are waiting on guidance from the County and State of California before determining when our branches will reopen.
How should I pay my property taxes?:
You should pay property taxes through our secure online system on this websited. You can pay by e-check, which is similar to paying by a physical check using your account and routing number. E-check is completely free and will give you an immediate receipt.
What if I mail in a payment? Will it be processed in time?:
If you have already mailed your payment, there will be delays in processing. However, the payment will be credited as of the date received or U.S. postmarked.
If you have not yet mailed you payment, please pay through our online payment system using the "Pay Bill" button at the top of this page.
What if I must pay in cash? :
Since our offices are not open, we will not accept cash. Please make arrangements to pay through our online payment system. Paying by e-check is completely free and will give you an immediate receipt.
Alternatively, you may obtain a cashier’s check or money order and mail your payment on or before the delinquent date to 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 162, San Diego, CA 92101.
Will you extend the April 10 deadline? :
How can I find out more information about COVID-19? :
Please refer to the County of San Diego's special coronavirus website for information on how this virus will affect our community and what you can do to stay safe.