More than 42,000 delinquency reminder notices will soon be mailed off to local taxpayers who failed to pay their first, second or both 2012-2013 secured property tax payments.
According to the office of San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister, more than $94 million in property tax installments remains unpaid by local taxpayers.
McAllister’s office will now begin mailing the collection notices, which reflect a 10 percent late fee and $10 redemption fee. The total due on these notices amounts to $94,182,238.
McAllister expects to collect more than 98 percent of these delinquent payments by Jun. 30 and says the collection rate in San Diego County is currently at an all-time high.
This year, because Jun. 30 falls on a Sunday, taxpayers have until Monday, July 1 to pay their property taxes. Taxpayers who fail to do so will be subject to an additional penalty of 1.5 percent per month or 18 percent per year, added to their tax bill.
McAllister says taxpayers should pay their delinquent notices right away to avoid added penalties and charges.
Property owners requesting a reassessment of their property must still pay the amount printed on their tax bill statement. If they’re granted a lower assessment, a refund will be issued.
Payments can be made by visiting this website or calling (855) 829-3773.