San Rafael, CA - Marin County’s 2019-20 property tax bills – 96,158 of them totaling $1,157,227,989 – were mailed to property owners by the Tax Collector’s Office on Friday, September 27. The tax roll total is up from $1,107,883,273 last year.
Property owners who do not receive a tax bill in the mail sometime in the next few weeks should contact the Tax Collector's Office in Suite 202 of the Marin County Civic Center.
Information regarding 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 installment is due November 1 and must be paid on or before December 10 to avoid penalty. The second installment must be paid by April 10, 2020. Both installments may be paid with the first installment.
Tax payments can be made online at www.marincounty.org/taxbillonline or by phone at 800-985-7277. Property owners are encouraged to pay early to avoid penalties. Property owners who do not receive a tax bill, especially those who have recently purchased real estate, should contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 415-473-6133.
The Property Tax office is in 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 will be extended from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10. The Assessor's Office is right next door in Suite 208.
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. To be eligible for PTP, you must:
- Be at least 62, 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 the controller’s office with questions.