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First Installment of Property Taxes Due Dec. 11

Dec 06, 2023 09:49AM ● By Sacramento County News Release

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The deadline for paying the first installment of your 2023-2024 Sacramento County property taxes is coming up very soon. Payments are due no later than December 11, 2023. Late payments will incur a 10 percent penalty for each tax bill. Partial payments are not accepted.

Payment must be received in the Tax Collector’s Office by 5 p.m. on December 11, 2023, postmarked with a legal postmark or paid through our website by December 11, 2023. The Tax Collector also wants to remind property owners to include the appropriate installment payment stub from the tax bill or website or write the parcel number of the property on the check being submitted to make sure that you receive proper credit for the payment.

Payment may be mailed to P.O. Box 508, Sacramento, CA 95812-0508. Be sure to mail your payment early enough to ensure a timely postmark and avoid penalties.

Making Payments

Property taxes may be paid by online e-check or credit card through Sacramento County’s Online Property Tax Bill Information System, or over the telephone at 1-844-430-2823, using the 14-digit parcel number. For a 2.29% convenience fee, a contractor will process your credit card payment if you elect to pay the annual property tax bill using this method. This convenience fee is not revenue to the County. There is no fee to make a payment via e-check.

To avoid penalties, transactions made either on the internet or over the telephone, must be completed before midnight on the payment pay-by date. Please plan ahead and do not wait until the last minute to make your payment. If you are unable to get through on the internet or telephone, causing you to miss the payment deadline, penalties will NOT be waived. Please verify your data entry very carefully when making online payments. If your payment is rejected by your financial institution FOR ANY REASON, you will be charged a $53.00 return payment fee as well as penalties if your payment is rejected after the due date.

Payments may also be made at the Tax Collector's Office, located at 700 H Street, Room 1710, Sacramento, CA 95814 by cash, check, money order, credit card or pin debit card. The County does not accept in-person e-check payments at this time. The convenience fee to pay by credit card is 2.29% and the fee to pay by pin debit is $1.95. If you elect to pay in the office and have your payment stubs (coupons), you may go directly to the cashier located at 700 H Street, Room 1703, Sacramento, CA  95814.

If you use your bank's Online Bill Pay service, a paper check will be printed and mailed to the Tax Collector. Because the check is sent without a payment stub, please enter the parcel number, current year's bill number and installment being paid in the online account number field for payment identification. The date on the check issued by your bank is considered the postmark, make sure you are aware of the banks timeline, on issuing the check. Some banks take 5 to 7 business days before the check is issued, and penalties will apply if the check is dated after December 11, 2023.

How to Obtain Information About Your Tax Bill

If you have not received a tax bill, you can obtain your tax bill information and payment stubs (coupons) at the Tax Collector's website, over the automated telephone system or by contacting the Tax Collector's Office at (916) 874-6622.

Sacramento County offers an online email subscription service for property tax information to receive e-mail notifications when the annual secured property tax bills are available each year and reminders before the first and second installment's delinquent dates. This service is provided at no cost to subscribers. Visit www.saccounty.gov and enter your email address or mobile number under the “Connect with us" header, located at the bottom of the page.

Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the property owner of their liability to pay taxes in a timely manner or give the Tax Collector reason to cancel penalties imposed for late payment.

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