County of Marin - News Releases - DOF PropertyTaxes 093016

For Immediate Release
September 30, 2016

Property Tax Bills Mailed; Tax Roll Nearly $973 Million

San Rafael, CA - Marin County’s 2016-17 property tax bills – 91,947 of them totaling $972,805,193 – were mailed September 30 to property owners by the Tax Collector’s Office. The tax roll total is up 5.54 percent from $921,751,382 last year.

A close-up view of a stack of property tax bills about to be mailed.Revenue from property tax bills is expected to be up about 5.5 percent from a year ago.
Information about earthquake safety, property tax exemptions, County pension obligations and other topics of interest are 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 is due November 1 and must be paid on or before December 12 to avoid penalty. The second must be paid by the following April 10. Both installments may be paid with the first installment.

Tax payments can be made online at www.marincounty.org/taxbillonline 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.

The Property Tax 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. weekdays plus 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, December 12. The Assessor's Office is next door in Suite 208.

The State Controller’s Office will begin accepting new Property Tax Postponement applications beginning October 1, 2016. Applications are considered on first come basis. To be eligible for PTP, you must:

  • be at least 62 years old, or blind, or have a disability;
  • own and occupy the home as your primary place of residence;
  • have a total household income of $35,500 or less; and
  • have at least 40 percent equity in the property.

Call 1-800-952-5661 or email postponement@sco.ca.gov with questions about postponements.

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