First Marin Property Tax Installment Deadline is Dec. 10

Marin County Property Tax First Installment Due 12/10

Are you one of the property owners who likes to wait until the last minute to pay your property tax?

The deadline for payment of the first installment of the Marin County property tax bill is coming up fast.  Property owners must pay their first installment by 5 p.m. Dec. 10. to avoid a stiff 10-percent penalty.

A few ways to pay the property tax:

  1. Pay in Person at the Marin Civic Center (see office hours below)
  2. By mail, postmarked on or before Dec. 10.
  3. Pay online with credit card or electronic funds transfer from your checking or saving accounts at www.co.marin.ca.us/paytax. There is a convenience fee for online payment. The credit card fee is an additional 2.5 percent of the charge amount. For electronic funds transfers, the fee will be $1.95 per transaction. Note: Additional processing time might be required to set this up.
  4. Pay by phone at 800-985-7277 with either a credit card or electronic funds transfer.

First Installment covers property tax from 07/01/2011 to 12/31/2011.

Second installment covers property tax from 01/01/2012 to 06/30/2012.

Property tax bill is sent out once a year on 9/30. Property owners who misplaced or never received their property tax bills can call the tax collectors’ office for duplicate property tax bill to be sent.

The office has a program to help those who cannot afford their tax bill. Don't hesitate to ask for advice.

Marin County Tax Collector's Office:

Office Hours: Weekdays 9AM-4:30PM (closed holidays)

Phone number: (415) 499-6133; Fax (415) 507-4011

Website: www.co.marin.ca.us/taxes

Marin County Tax Collector
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 202
P.O. Box 4220
San Rafael, CA 94913-4220


(*) Disclaimer - The article is intended to provide general information on the subject. Readers who require specific advice should consult experts in the area of interest.

Karen Pavone November 30, 2011 at 04:45 AM
Yikes! It's that time of year again. It really puts the "grinch" on the holiday season, doesn't it? Thanks for the reminder.
Jim Poulos December 01, 2011 at 04:33 AM
Thanks for the reminder, Sylvia! However, because Dec. 10th falls on a Saturday this year, we actually have until 5:00 PM on Monday, Dec. 12th. (See rule on back of Prop. Tax Bill.
Sylvia Barry December 01, 2011 at 04:53 AM
Karen - most of the people probably have it on auto pilot, but thought it's always nice for a reminder, especially when we are looking at a 10% penalty if late. Thanks for reading!
Sylvia Barry December 01, 2011 at 04:53 AM
Jim - you are correct. Dec. 12th is the date this year due to 10th being on a Saturday. Thanks for the note :-)
Sylvia Barry December 07, 2011 at 12:59 AM
Just uploaded the official press release from Marin County Tax Collector's office about the deadline being extended to 5:00pm, Monday, 12/12 due to the fact 12/10 falls on a Saturday.


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