Most unsecured bills are mailed before July 31st. These bills must be paid on or before August 31st. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, the deadline is extended until the next business day.
If the bill is mailed after July 31st, the delinquent date is extended to the end of the month following the bill’s issuance. For example, if your bill were mailed in September, the delinquent date would be October 31st. If your payment is not received or postmarked by the delinquent date, a 10% penalty and a $30.00 collection fee are added to your bill.
If your bill remains unpaid for two additional months, a monthly penalty of 1.5% begins to accrue (an 18% per annum rate). In addition, if a Certificate of Tax Lien is recorded, an additional fee of $20.00 will be required to release the lien.
Generally, an annual unsecured tax bill is mailed out by June 30th each year. If you do not receive a tax bill by July 10th, contact the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office immediately. Call (925) 608-9500.
FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT RELIEVE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PAYMENT, NOR CONSTITUTES CAUSE FOR CANCELLATION OF PENALTY IF THE TAX BECOMES DELINQUENT.
NOTE: The penalty of 10% shown on the stub of your bill is not applied until the delinquency date. Do not include the penalty if payment is made on or before that date.