San Diego County property tax deadline looms

Posted at 6:00 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 21:00:07-04

San Diego County officials want to remind residents of an important day coming up: The last day to pay the second installment of property taxes without penalty is Monday, April 11.

County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister said, "More than half of San Diego County property owners have discovered that the easiest and most secure way to pay their property taxes is online. I invite and encourage all San Diego homeowners to try out our mobile friendly online payment system."

To pay online or to find other useful information, visit

County officials said:

"You can pay by e-check on our website, The system is free, fast and easy, and your payment is credited as of the date of submission. Please note, paying by e-check on our website IS NOT the same as paying through your bank's online banking system. Payments submitted through your bank may take up to 10 business days before our office receives payment. PLEASE confirm dates with your bank before scheduling a payment to avoid penalties.

As a convenience to those dropping off payments, all five branch offices will offer extended hours on Monday, April 11, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The Downtown San Diego branch is the only office that will accept cash. You can also pay over the phone using your credit card information, though a 2.19 percent convenience fee will be charged."

Payments can also be made by phone at 855-829-3773, or in person at:

-- 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 162 in San Diego
-- 590 Third Avenue in Chula Vista
-- 200 South Magnolia in El Cajon
-- 9225 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. in Kearny Mesa
-- 141 E. Carmel Street in San Marcos

Late payments will be assessed a 10 percent penalty and $10 fee.