What is the amount required to redeem tax-defaulted property?

The amount needed to redeem tax-defaulted property in full is the sum of the following: 

  • The total amount of unpaid taxes for all delinquent years. 
  • A 10% penalty on every unpaid installment. 
  • A $20 cost for each unpaid 2nd installment. 
  • Monthly interest of 1 1/2% of the unpaid taxes as of the accrued date. 
  • A $15
    State Redemption Fee
  • Additional costs added after five years.

To obtain an estimate of the amount required to redeem your property, contact the County Tax Collector’s Office at (925) 957-5280.  Please provide either the Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN), the property address, or the tax-defaulted Sale ID number.  Be sure to specify the month in which you plan to pay off or redeem your property so the correct amount is calculated properly.

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1. What will happen if I do not pay my annual Secured taxes on time?
2. What is the amount required to redeem tax-defaulted property?
3. What happens if I fail to pay my Redemption taxes?
4. Can I redeem one defaulted year separately from other years?
5. What happens if I cannot pay the full redemption amount?
6. Who may apply for the Installment Plan of Redemption?
7. How do I start installment plan of redemption?
8. Is there a fee to apply for the installment plan?
9. When may I start a payment plan?
10. How often will I be required to make payments on the installment plan?
11. Does interest continue to accrue while participating in the installment plan?
12. If my installment plan defaults, may I start another one?
13. Do my installment payments cover my current annual taxes?
14. If I'm in foreclosure, who is responsible for the tax bill?