San Rafael, CA – Marin County’s 2021-22 property tax bills – 91,854 of them – were mailed to property owners September 24. This year’s tax roll of $1,262,606,363, is up 3.19% over last 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, 2022. Both installments may be paid with the first installment.
Property tax payments can be made online at www.marincounty.org/taxbillonline or by phone at (800) 985-7277. The tax collector’s online and telephone payment service uses a secure internet portal and there is no service fee when paying with an electronic check (e-check).
Property owners who do not receive a tax bill by mid-October, especially those who have recently purchased real estate in Marin, should email or call the Tax Collector’s Office at (415) 473-6133. The Tax Collector’s 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. In-person visits to the Civic Center are not recommended because of the pandemic.
Parcel tax exemption information and forms are available at marincounty.org/propertytaxexemptions or can be obtained directly from the district that offers the exemption. Parcel tax exemption eligibility and filing deadlines vary by district and are administered by those districts, not the Tax Collector.
For questions about property tax billing, contact the Tax Collector at (415) 473-6133 or by email. Questions about assessed values are best answered by the County Assessor at (415) 473-7215.
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 $45,810 or less;
- have at least 40% equity in the property; and
- not have a reverse mortgage.
Go to the State Controller's Office website for more information. Call 1-800-952-5661 or email the SCO with questions about payment postponement.