First installment of property tax due Wednesday

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The first installment of property tax payments is due Wednesday, according to San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister.

As of late last week, less than half of the nearly 984,600 tax bills mailed in September had been paid, McAllister said. He said the 530,000 or so unpaid bills carry a total value of around $1.51 billion.

In total, the county expects to bring in $5.08 billion in property tax revenue during this fiscal year, according to McAllister. He said late payments are assessed a 10 percent penalty.

He said Treasurer-Tax Collector offices will be open Wednesday with extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cash is accepted only at the County Administration Center, at 1600 Pacific Highway in downtown San Diego.

“We are prepared for a busy week and look forward to a productive tax season,” McAllister said.

Offices are also located in Chula Vista, 590 Third Ave.; El Cajon, 200 S. Magnolia Ave.; Kearny Mesa, 9225 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.; and San Marcos, 141 E. Carmel St.

Property owners can also make payments online at, or by phone at (855) 829-3773.

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