COVID-19 Penalty Cancellations

The San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office is now accepting penalty cancellation requests for those who have been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May 6, 2020 executive order, certain property owners directly affected by COVID-19 have until May 6, 2021, to file a special COVID-19 penalty cancellation request. To qualify to submit an application, the property must be either: 

If you are a home or small business owner, you can use the TTC's special penalty cancellation request form with your payment and sufficient documentation. 

Here is what you must do to submit a penalty cancellation request:

  • Complete the request form, print it and sign it.
  • Include copies of printed evidence showing how you were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and unable to pay your property taxes by April 10 or Dec. 10, the delinquent date.
  • Include a check for the second installment of property taxes you owe. 

The TTC does not accept request forms when there are no payment or evidence attached. All submissions will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis. If the request is denied, all penalites and fees will apply.

Mail the request form, evidence, and payment to:

1600 Pacific Highway, Room 162
San Diego, California 92101

Alternatively, you can drop off your items in the TTC’s drop boxes found at all our branch locations.

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What will qualify for a penalty cancellation?

How will I know if my penalty cancellation request is approved?

Will you approve a penalty cancellation for my unpaid supplemental or escape bill?

What if I am currently on a 5-year payment plan and unable to pay my annual installment due on April 10th or Dec. 10th?

Will you approve a penalty cancellation for the first installment of the 2019-2020 annual tax bill?