San Rafael, CA – Tuesday, Dec. 10, is the last day to pay the first installment of your Marin County 2013-2014 property tax bill without penalty. Taxpayers are encouraged to pay early to avoid penalties.
Payments sent by mail must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before Dec. 10. Second installments are due April 10, 2014. Both installments may be paid with the first installment.
The Tax Collector mailed 92,069 tax bills on Sept. 27. Property owners who have not received a tax bill, especially those who have recently purchased real estate, should contact the Tax Collector’s Office. Property owners located in the Ross Valley School District were issued revised tax bills in early November and should pay the revised amount due.
Payment drop boxes will be available under the Civic Center’s southern archway because the adjacent parking lot is under construction. Taxpayers are should consider using the drop boxes, paying online or paying by mail because of limited parking spaces at the Civic Center.
The 2013-2014 tax roll totals $810,242,226 compared with $777,668,203 the previous fiscal year.
Parcel tax exemption information, including exemptions for seniors, is available at www.marincounty.org/propertytaxexemptions. Eligibility for parcel tax exemptions is administered and determined by each taxing district.
Tax payments can be made online at www.marincounty.org/paytax or by phone at (800) 985-7277. The Tax Collector’s Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays with an extension to 5 p.m. on Dec. 10. The Tax Collector’s Office is located in Room 202 in the Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. Phone 415-473-6133 for details.