- The San Mateo County Tax Collector’s Office wants to remind taxpayers who own property in San Mateo County that property tax penalty waivers for circumstances associated with COVID-19 will be accepted until May 6, 2021. After this date, the Tax Collector’s office no longer has the authority to review or authorize penalty waivers due to COVID-19.
- You can still make appointments online at tax.smcgov.org.
- The County of San Mateo will temporarily require face coverings for everyone, including the fully vaccinated, inside of County operated facilities.
- The Tax Collectors office will be closed on 12/16/21 from 11-1:30pm for a Wellness and Engagement meeting.
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|July 1||Beginning of fiscal year|
|August 31||Unsecured deadline. A 10% penalty is added and a $35.00 collection fee|
|October||Treasurer-Tax Collector mails out original secured property tax bills|
|November 1||First installment of secured taxes is due and payable|
|December 10||First installment of secured taxes payment deadline. A 10% penalty is added (*)|
|January 1||Tax Lien date (affects the upcoming fiscal year)|
|January||Treasurer-Tax Collector mails delinquent notices for any unpaid first installment current secured taxes|
|February 1||Second installment of secured taxes due and payable|
|April 10||Second installment of secured taxes payment deadline. A 10% penalty plus $40.00 cost is added.|
|May||Treasurer-Tax Collector mails delinquent notices for any unpaid, second installment current secured taxes|
|June 30||End of fiscal year.|
Begin new fiscal year. A redemption fee of $35.00 and a monthly penalty of 1.5% will be added to Secured defaulted parcels
|(*)If a delinquent date falls on a weekend or holiday, the delinquent date is the next business day.|