County of Marin - News Releases - Property Taxes

For Immediate Release
November 30, 2015

First Installment of Property Taxes Due

Thursday, December 10, is the last day to pay without penalty

San Rafael, CA – Thursday, December 10, is the last day to pay the first installment of your Marin County 2015-2016 property tax bill without penalty. Taxpayers are encouraged to pay early to avoid penalties.   

A silver box sitting in a Civic Center office has a sign that says Property Tax Payment Drop BoxProperty tax payments may be dropped off at the Civic Center.
Payments sent by mail must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before December 10. Second installments are due April 10, 2016. Both installments may be paid with the first installment.

The Tax Collector mailed 91,967 tax bills on September 30. The 2015-2016 tax roll totals $921,741,382.28 compared with $850,735,978 the previous fiscal year.

Property owners who have not received a tax bill, especially those who recently purchased real estate, should contact the Tax Collector’s Office.

Parcel tax exemption information, including exemptions for seniors, is available at Eligibility for exemptions is administered and determined by each taxing district.

Tax payments can be made online at or paid by phone at (800) 985-7277. Taxpayers can call the Tax Collector at (415) 473-6133 for billing information and general customer service.  An express payment drop box will be located under the Civic Center’s southern archway on Peter Behr Drive during regular business hours December 9 and 10.

The Tax Collector’s Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays with an extension to 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 10. The Tax Collector’s Office is in Room 202 of the Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive in San Rafael.  


Roy Given

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 225
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6154

CRS Dial 711

Email: Roy Given