SECOND INSTALLMENT 2019-20 PROPERTY TAXES
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation the following locations will be closed to accepting property tax payments IN PERSON effective March 17, 2020 until further notice: Redwood City, South San Francisco & Half Moon Bay.
The County encourages taxpayers to pay their property taxes by mail, automated phone system, online, using the drop box located at 555 County Center.
Once our office re-opens, taxpayers are encouraged to NOT make in person cash payments.Please use a personal check or obtain a cashier’s check or money order and mail your payment in, if possible.
You may pay online at: tax.smcgov.org Or, you may call our automated phone system at (866) 220-0308. The second installment of property taxes is due no later than Friday, April 10, 2020.
Sandie Arnott Treasurer-Tax Collector
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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|
(*) If a delinquent date falls on a weekend or holiday, the delinquent date is the next business day.