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April 11 deadline looms for San Diegans to pay second installment of property tax before fees

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Apr 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-05 10:26:03-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) — San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister Monday reminded property owners they have seven days left to pay the second installment of their 2021-2022 property taxes before they are charged a late penalty.

Taxpayers can pay their bills online at They will not be charged a convenience fee if they pay by e-check, or electronic check.

"So far, 35% of taxpayers have paid $1.3 billion in second installment payments," McAllister said. "Property tax bills are due on April 11. To avoid a 10% penalty plus $10 fee for being even a minute late, we encourage property owners to go online and pay their second installment."

Online payments are accepted until midnight, April 11.

"While we still accept payments at our drop boxes near the entrances of all our branches, our counter downtown is also open inside our office," he said. "However, we hope that residents will save themselves the drive and waiting in line and pay their taxes electronically."

Payments can also be made by phone at 855-829-3773 or in person at any of the five branch offices, but the office does not accept cash at any of the branches outside of downtown. Mailed payments must be postmarked by April 11 to be considered on time. If your lender is supposed to pay your property tax bill, McAllister's office noted that lenders generally submit payments just before the delinquent date.

In September, the Tax Collector's office sent out over a million tax bills, which are expected to generate $7.6 billion for the county.