The first installment payment deadline of secured property taxes is Tuesday, December 10. Payments not received or bearing a USPS postmark by the deadline will incur a 10 percent late penalty.
More than 870,000 secured property tax bills totaling approximately $7.2 billion were mailed in September.
“The easiest, least expensive, most secure and fastest way to pay these taxes is by eCheck, our online property tax payment method using your bank account,” Treasurer Shari L. Freidenrich said. “Every year we see an increase in taxpayers utilizing this payment option.”
Taxpayers who want to use eCheck should go to ocgov.com/octaxbill and enter their parcel number or property address. Secured property tax bills dating back 10 years are available for viewing and printing. Taxpayers will be prompted to click through to a secure payment website page where a lock icon will be viewable next to the web address. On this page, taxpayers can utilize our no-cost eCheck option or pay with a credit or debit card with a 2.29 percent service charge.
Taxpayers may also scan the QR code on their secured property tax bill to be taken right to their property webpage. Payments will receive same-day credit and a receipt that can be printed or emailed.
In addition, we encourage taxpayers to go to ocgov.com/octaxreminder and sign up to receive a secured property tax payment reminder by text or email at 10 days and one day before the deadline.
If you did not receive your 2019-20 secured property tax bill, a payment is still required on or before December 10. Property owners are not relieved from making timely payments even if they did not receive a property tax bill, according to state law. If you have questions, please email the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector at [email protected], or call (714) 834- 3411 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Check out our award-winning app that shows items on property tax bills in an easy to read format with a GIS map at mello.ocgov.com. The app identifies parcels that have Mello-Roos and PACE assessments and also identifies local services and parks near the selected parcel.
This article was released by the Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office.