Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector Shari Freidenrich reminds Orange County taxpayers that the first installment of secured property taxes is due no later than Monday, December 10, 2018. Payments not received by Monday, unless they have a United States Postal Service stamp dated on or before December 10, will incur a 10 percent late penalty. Current first installment secured property tax receipts are ahead of the same time last year with $199 million more in property taxes being received.
“Last year, we received over 61 percent of property tax payments electronically, an increase of 4 percent from the prior year. Taxpayer payments online by eCheck are the fastest growing payment method and property taxes paid by eCheck have increased 25 percent in the last year,” stated Treasurer Freidenrich. “This secure online payment option using a bank account does not charge any service fees to the taxpayer, and the taxpayer receives same day payment credit to their property tax account.” Taxpayers can make payments using this method up to midnight on December 10by going to ocgov.com/octaxbill. Taxpayers can also include their email address to have their payment receipt emailed directly to them and have it printed as well. The receipt includes the property address and the APN.
Taxpayers who did not receive a copy of their property tax bill can print a duplicate copy of their property tax bill online 24/7 using the Treasurer’s website at ocgov.com/octaxbill.
They can also view and print their 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 property tax bills and view the last two years of payment detail. In addition, taxpayers can also go to ocgov.com/taxreminder and sign up to receive a payment reminder by text or by email approximately 10 days and one day before each installment’s last timely payment date.
If a taxpayer pays using a bank’s or other online payment site, please make sure the payee is listed as the
“County of Orange” and include the APN number as the account number, exactly as it shows on the property tax bill. Online banking payments not received by the Treasurer from the taxpayer’s bank by December 10, 2018, will incur a late fee penalty of 10 percent of the amount due. As it may take several days, and possibly up to a week to receive these payments from banks, taxpayers are encouraged to pay using the Treasurer’s secure online site at ocgov.com/octaxbill to avoid a potential penalty.
This article was released by the Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office.