If I don’t pay on time, will I be charged a penalty?

Yes, If payment is not received or postmarked by the delinquent date, a 10% penalty is added to the tax bill. If taxes remain unpaid for two additional months, a monthly penalty of 1.5% begins to accrue and in addition a Certificate of Tax Lien is recorded. Other fees may apply. Taxes due on Unsecured property may be collected by seizure and sale of any of the following property belonging or assessed: (a) Personal Property; (b) Improvements; (c) Possessory Interest (Sec. 2922 R&T Code). Contact us for more information at (209) 385-7592.

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1. What are “unsecured” property taxes?
2. When is the unsecured tax assessed?
3. How are the unsecured tax amounts determined?
4. What period of time does an unsecured tax bill cover?
5. If I sell my unsecured property before the fiscal year, am I still responsible for the unsecured tax?
6. When should I expect my unsecured tax bill?
7. If I don’t pay on time, will I be charged a penalty?
8. When should I mail my payment to avoid penalties?
9. Is a private postage meter date the same as the United States Postal Service postmark?
10. Can payments be postmarked on the deadline date?
11. If I don’t pay my unsecured tax bill, can the Tax Collector take my property?
12. Can I pay my unsecured property tax bill with my credit card?