County of Marin - News Releases - Property Tax Bills

For Immediate Release
September 16, 2015

County to Mail Tax Bills Worth Nearly $922 Million

San Rafael, CA - Marin County’s 2015-2016 property tax bills – 91,967 of them totaling $921,751,382.28 –­­­ will be mailed to property owners by the Tax Collector’s Office on September 30. The tax roll total is up from $850,735,978 last year.

A silver box sitting in a Civic Center office has a sign that says Property Tax Payment Drop BoxInformation 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 the following April 10. Both installments may be paid with the first installment.

Tax payments can be made online 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.

Marin voters decided in 2008 to consolidate the former county Auditor-Controller and Treasurer-Tax Collector offices into a single Department of Finance (DOF). The result has been increased collaboration between the freshly formed DOF Tax Division and the County Assessor by centralizing services and streamlining communication.

"It's a one-stop shop now," said Roy Given, Director of Finance.  Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk Richard Benson agreed and said the centralized tax services at the Civic Center "have led to better customer service for taxpayers."

The Property Tax office is located Suite 202 of the Marin County Civic Center. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, plus extended hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10. The Assessor's office is next door in Suite 208.

Contact:

Roy Given
DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 225
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-7000

CRS Dial 711


Email: Roy Given
www.marincounty.org/dof