Secure property tax invoices sent out this month

Sacramento County will mail approximately 471,594 secure property tax bills that are payable as of November 1, 2021. These tax bills are only sent out once a year, however, homeowners can pay their bills. in two installments:

  • The first installment is due November 1, 2021. Payments will be accepted without penalty until 5:00 p.m. on December 10, 2021.
  • The second installment is due February 1, 2022. Payments will be accepted without penalty until April 11, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Both installments can be paid when the first installment is due. No reminder notice will be mailed for the second installment.
Taxpayers can sign up to receive online email notifications for secure annual property tax bills and reminders before late dates. Choose “Subscribe online for property tax payment notifications” to receive these notifications.
Payments can be made online by credit card or electronic check. Taxpayers can print installment payment stubs to mail them with their payments. Taxpayers can also pay by credit card or electronic check over the phone at (844) 430-2823. There are convenience fees for credit and debit cards. Electronic checks are free.

Payment can be made in person at the Sacramento County Tax Collector’s office at 700 H Street, Room 1710, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In-person payments can be made by cash, check, credit card, debit card, or money order. Convenience fees will apply to credit and debit card transactions.

Payments can be sent by mail to PO Box 508, Sacramento, CA 95812-0508. The collector accepts and processes payments based on the postmark date. Payments may not be credited to the tax invoice for several business days depending on the volume of payments received, whether the payments were submitted with the correct payment stubs and / or whether the envelopes were stamped on the past due date.

The Property Tax Act (Prop 8) requires that plots be appraised at their Prop 13 weighted value, or at fair market value (as of the property tax lien date of January 1, 2021), whichever is less.

A rising real estate market can result in larger than expected increases in a parcel’s annual tax bill if that parcel was in Prop 8 status last year. However, the assessed value of a parcel cannot increase beyond the level of the factored Prop 13 of that parcel. The 2% inflation cap applies only to Proposal 13 appraisals. It does not apply to Prop 8 appraisals, which by law must follow the market value of the property until after. it reaches the weighted value Prop 13.

Find the appraised values ​​on the appraiser’s website under “Appraised Value Search,” including this year’s value and the Prop 13 weighted value for comparison. If a taxpayer has proof that his taxable value on January 1, 2021 was lower than that indicated on the tax account for that year (2021-2022), he must:
Taxpayers can get information on current year tax bills, copies of property tax bills, information on direct debits, information on past year overdue taxes and amounts Due through the Sacramento County Property Tax Bill Information System online, searching by APN or by address. Find a QR code on your tax bill payment stub to use with smartphones to log into our website.

Sacramento County also has a 24/7 automated property tax information line that provides information on tax matters and access to detailed billing and payment information. Tax professionals are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Contact the system and tax specialists by calling (916) 874-6622.

If you own a property and don’t receive a tax bill by October 15, 2021, you can get copies of the tax bill, property tax information, and payment stubs (coupons) on the site Tax Collector’s Web.

Tax Code 2610.5 “Failure to receive a tax invoice does not release the owner from the obligation to pay taxes in a timely manner, nor does it give the collector a reason to waive the penalties imposed for payment late. “

Even if your tax bill is paid by a lending institution (mortgage company), state law requires that a copy of the tax bill be sent to the owner of the property; all owners should receive either the original tax bill or a “copy of owner information”. It is the owner’s responsibility to keep their mailing address up to date with the appraiser’s office. To update your mailing address, please contact the assessor’s office in writing at 3636 American River Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95864 or by email at [email protected] Please be sure to include a parcel number and phone number with all correspondence.

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