First property tax payment deadline looms

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Less than half of the landowners in San Diego County
have paid the first installment of their 2012-13 property taxes, which are due
Monday, Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister said Wednesday.

Of the 980,654 bills sent to property owners in September, around
513,000 remain unpaid — about 53 percent, McAllister said.

“We are encouraging our taxpayers to pay online, by phone, by mail or
at any of our four convenient branch locations,” McAllister said. “Parking is
limited at the County Administration Building, and for the first time, we will
accept ready to drop off check payments curbside at the west end of the north
parking lot beginning on Thursday.”

The county building's south parking lot is closed for construction of a
new waterfront park.

McAllister suggested that property owners avoid the hassle of the
downtown project and make payments at one of the branch offices, which will
offer extended hours on the due date, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The offices are
located in Chula Vista, 590 Third Ave.; El Cajon, 200 S. Magnolia St.; Kearny
Mesa, 9225 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.; and San Marcos, 141 E. Carmel St.

The branch offices do not accept cash payments. Cash is accepted at the
County Administration Center.

McAllister said the county expects a haul of $4.6 billion from property
taxes this year.

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