County of Marin - News Releases - Property Taxes

For Immediate Release
September 29, 2017

Property Tax Bills in the Mail

Tax roll is up 7.59 percent since last year

San Rafael, CA – Marin County’s 2017-18 property tax bills – 91,892 of them totaling $1,046,685,695 – were mailed to property owners by the Tax Collector’s Office on September 29. The tax roll total is up 7.59 percent from $972,805,193 last year.

A silver box sitting in a Civic Center office has a sign that says Property Tax Payment Drop BoxResidents may drop off property taxes in Suite 202 of the Marin County Civic Center.
Information about earthquake safety, property tax exemptions, County pension obligations, and other topics of interest are also provided as an insert with the property tax billing each year.

Property tax bills are mailed annually in late September and are payable in two installments. The first is due November 1 and must be paid on or before December 11 to avoid penalty. The second installment must be paid by the April 10, 2018. The total tax bill may be paid with the first installment.

Tax payments can be made online at apps.marincounty.org/TaxBillOnline or by phone at 800-985-7277. Property owners are encouraged to pay early to avoid penalties. Those who do not receive a tax bill, especially those who have recently purchased real estate, should contact the Tax Collector’s Office soon at 415-473-6133.

The Property Tax office is located Suite 202 of the Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.  Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, but those hours will be extended to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, December 11. The Assessor's Office is right next door in Suite 208 or you can visit the Assessor-Recorder's website at www.marincounty.org/depts/ar.

Note that payment postponement is an option for seniors and disabled persons.  The State Controller’s Office will begin accepting new Property Tax Postponement (PTP) applications beginning October 1. Applications are considered on first-come basis. To be eligible for PTP, you must:

  • be at least 62 years old, or blind, or have a disability;
  • own and occupy the home as your primary place of residence;
  • have a total household income of $35,500 or less; and
  • have at least 40 percent equity in the property.

Call 1-800-952-5661 or email postponement@sco.ca.gov with questions about postponements.

Go to the State of California Controller’s Office website for more information.  If you have questions, call 1-800-952-5661 or email postponement@sco.ca.gov.

Contact:

Roy Given
DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 202
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-3736

CRS Dial 711


Email: Roy Given
www.marincounty.org/dof