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'The 12 Days Of Taxes' is a holiday reminder that property taxes are due on/before Dec. 11 Paying by e-check is fast, free

SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister is reminding property owners that there are 12 days until the Monday, Dec. 11, deadline to pay property taxes. The total amount owed is $8.63 billion dollars, $566 million more than last year’s total of $8.1 billion.

“The deadline to pay property taxes is 12 days away, so we call this time of year ‘The 12 Days of Taxes,’ since there are 12 more days to pay without getting a penalty,” McAllister said.

The 1,013,632 secured tax bills were sent in early October, can be viewed online and paid at at Taxpayers can pay online for free using an electronic check and will receive an immediate, emailed confirmation.

“More than 70% of taxpayers now pay electronically because it is secure, fast, and easy,” McAllister said.

The first property tax installment was due Wednesday, Nov. 1, and will become delinquent after Monday, Dec. 11. The second installment is due Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, and becomes delinquent after Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

“Property taxes fund essential county and city services,” McAllister said. “Public health, public schools and many more critical services are funded by these tax dollars.”

Payment options and deadline details include paying by e-check at before midnight, Monday, Dec. 11; paying by mail postmarked before or on Monday, Dec. 11; paying by phone at 855-829-3773 or paying in person at one of three branch offices before 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 11. Branch locations can be found at

Submitted by San Diego County.


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