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Last updated 8/10/2016 at 9:27am

Dan McAllister, the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector announced this week that his office will begin to mail default notices to taxpayers who failed to pay their first, second or both installments of the 2015-2016 property tax bill(s) or have a prior year unpaid tax bill.

The bill reflects a 10% penalty previously added to each unpaid installment and an added 1.5% per month (18% per year) penalty. Penalties will continue to accrue until the bill is paid in full.

“Last year we mailed 20,069 default notices,” said McAllister. “This week, we will be mailing 19,207 defaulted tax bills which is a slight drop from last year. The total amount due is $104,172,295. These numbers are a positive indication that our economy is showing improvement. More taxpayers are paying what they owe on time and that is a wonderful sign.”

Under California State law, the Treasurer-Tax Collector may sell any or all portions of properties that have been in default for five years.

In September 2015, the office mailed 992,629 Annual Secured Property Tax Bills. The estimated amount collected from the 2015-2016 tax bills was $5.37 billion. Payments were due in two equal installments, on November 1st (delinquent after December 10, 2015) and February 1st (delinquent after April 10, 2016).

For taxpayer convenience, payments can be made at any of the five locations throughout the County, by calling (855) 829-3773, or online at

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