Military Tax Penalty Relief

Administered by the Federal Government of the United States of America, military personnel on active duty are eligible to defer the payment of their taxes under the provisions of the Service Members' Civil Relief Act.

Instead of the penalties, costs, and fees imposed under California law, the unpaid taxes are subject only to interest at the rate of 6% per annum. This application form may be completed by the military service person, their adult dependent, or any other individual authorized by the service person to act on their behalf.

If you qualify, complete the Application for Property Tax Penalty Relief for Military Personnel (PDF) and return it along with a copy of your military orders to:
Contra Costa County Treasurer - Tax Collector
625 Court Street, Room 100
Martinez, CA 94553

If you have any questions regarding any of the government sponsored programs above, please call our office at 925-608-9500 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday except holidays.