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Property Tax Deadlines!

Posted by Andy Wong on July 11, 2017
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Property tax payment deadlines can be confusing in Silicon Valley. There’s a due date. Then there’s a delinquent date. When are they really due? You’re supposed to make your payment before the due date. However, they don’t assess a penalty unless your payment arrives after the delinquent date. To help you stay ahead of the late penalties, here’s a summary for you for Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

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Santa Clara County Deadlines

(Source: sccgov.org)

October

Secured Annual Tax Bills are mailed out to addresses of record.

November 1

First Installment is due.

December 10

First Installment becomes delinquent after 5:00PM.

February 1

Second Installment is due.

April 10

Second Installment becomes delinquent after 5:00PM.

San Mateo County Deadlines

(Source: sanmateocountytaxcollector.org)

October

Treasurer-Tax Collector mails out original secured property tax bills.

November 1

First installment of secured taxes is due and payable.

December 10

First installment of secured taxes payment deadline.
A 10% penalty is added as of 5:00 p.m. (*)

January

Treasurer-Tax Collector mails delinquent notices for any unpaid first
Installment current secured taxes.

February 1

Second installment of secured taxes due and payable.

April 10

Second installment of secured taxes payment deadline.
A 10% penalty plus $40.00 cost is added as of 5:00 p.m. (*)

May

Treasurer-Tax Collector mails delinquent notices for any unpaid,
second installment current secured taxes.

(*) If a delinquent date falls on a weekend or holiday, the delinquent date is the next business day.

For more details

Here are the links to the Tax Collectors’ websites. Also, if find yourself on the verge of missing a deadline, you can look up and pay your property tax online.

Santa Clara County: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/dtac/tax/Pages/tax.aspx

San Mateo County: https://www.sanmateocountytaxcollector.org/

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