Returned Tax Bills

Each year, the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector has tens of thousands of tax bills returned by the post office because property owners have not updated their mailing address with the County Assessor’s Office. This can lead to late payments, which means property owners have to pay extra money in penalties.

Many people don't realize that updating their mailing address with the post office is not enough. They must also update their mailing address with the county in order to receive their property tax bill.

To help our taxpayers, we have compiled a list of all returned tax bills. We encourage all property owners to check the list to see if they have had a property tax bill returned to our office.

If you find your name on the list, you can follow these easy steps to make sure your bill is paid and to update your mailing address with the Assessor’s Office:

  1. The Assessor’s Office requires a written request to update a mailing address. To update your mailing address electronically, follow the instructions on the Assessor’s website.
  2. Make sure the bill is paid. You can pay or view and print your bill by entering the parcel/bill number in Option 1 of the search page.

Please note our office will not re-mail tax bills that are returned by the post office. To get a duplicate bill, you may print a copy for free from our website or request a copy for $1 at any of our branches.