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Property Tax Deadline Approaching


Last updated 12/1/2016 at 10:16pm

Don’t get stuck with a hefty 10 percent penalty. Make sure to pay the first installment of your 2016-2017 property taxes by Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister reminded taxpayers today.

In September, the TTC mailed out 989,089 annual secured property tax bills. They are expected to generate $5.66 billion for the County, up from $5.37 billion last year. So far, 21 percent of taxpayers have paid the first installment of their property tax bills, and 6 percent have paid their second installment, amounting to $758 million collected.

Property taxes are due in two equal installments, the first of which is due Nov. 1 and delinquent after Dec. 12, 2016 (since this year, the regular delinquent date of Dec. 10 falls on a Saturday). The second installment is due Feb. 1 and delinquent after April 10, 2017. If taxpayers are late on their payment, a 10 percent penalty of the total amount due will automatically be added to their bill.

You can also pay over the phone or online using a credit card, though a 2.19 percent convenience fee will be charged. If you can’t pay online and have to drop off a payment in person, be prepared to wait in line. All five branches of the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office (TTC) will offer extended hours on Monday, Dec. 12, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Downtown San Diego branch is the only office that will accept cash.

Payments can be made online at, by phone at (855) 829-3773, or in person at: (1) 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 162 in San Diego; (2) 590 Third Avenue in Chula Vista; (3) 200 South Magnolia in El Cajon; (4) 9225 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. in Kearny Mesa; and (5) 141 E. Carmel Street in San Marcos.

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