The San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister announced there is still time for property owners who did not pay all 2022-2023 property taxes to avoid additional penalties.

McAllister’s office announced it sent out 43,100 notices, informing property owners who did not pay all 2022-2023 property taxes they have until June 30 to pay their dues. The total remaining taxes due is $173 million.

Unpaid bills will go into default on July 1, resulting in additional penalties of 1.5% each month. McAllister said, “That penalty adds up to a hefty 18% per year but is avoidable if payments are received by the June 30 deadline”.

According to McAllister’s office, property taxes are due in two installments. The first delinquent date is in December and the second is in April. Each late installment has already incurred a 10% penalty, plus a $10 fee if the second installment is late. 

So far, the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s (TTC) office mailed 3,000 more late notices this year compared to last year, when $134 million in property taxes was due before the June 30 default deadline. The TTC has collected 98.80% of the first installments and 96.92% of the second installments. 

McAllister’s office notes properties that have been in default for five years may be sold at a tax sale under California State law.

Taxpayers are urged to pay their bills online at sdttc.com at no additional cost if payment is made using the free e-Check option.

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