SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Effective Thursday, March 19, all five San Diego County Tax Collector branches will be closed to the public as part of the effort to prevent spread of the coronavirus.
County residents who will need to pay their second installment of their 2019-2020 property taxes before the April 10 deadline can do so via the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s website at sdttc.com.
County officials are stressing the April 10 deadline will not change and a 10 percent penalty will be levied for late payments. “The delinquent dates are set by state law, and local discretion is not provided to postpone them,” officials said.
Officials added: “Taxpayers can pay their property taxes free online using an e-check; all they need are their account and routing numbers. Our online system will accept payments up to midnight on April 10, but taxpayers must complete their transaction before that cutoff.
No cash payments will be accepted, but those who must pay in cash can obtain a cashier’s check or money order and mail their payment on or before the delinquent date to 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 162, San Diego, CA 92101. Drop boxes will still be available outside all Treasurer-Tax Collector branches for those who must drop off a check payment.”
Although branches will be closed, taxpayers can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-829-4732 to ask questions. Information on other inquiries such as mobile home tax clearance certificates, claims for unclaimed property tax refunds, or mailing TOT reporting form and payment can be found at https://www.sdttc.com/content/ttc/en/tax-collection.html.