County of Marin - News Releases - Property Taxes Due

For Immediate Release
March 26, 2018

Second Installment of Property Taxes Due

Tuesday, April 10, is the last day to pay without penalty

San Rafael, CA – Tuesday, April 10, is the last day residents all around California can pay the second installment of the 2017-2018 property tax bill without penalty. Taxpayers are encouraged to pay early and avoid penalties.

Sign saying Tax Collector, Suite 202The Tax Collector's Office is directly above the south archway on the second floor of the Marin County Civic Center.
Payments sent by mail must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before April 10. Tax payments can be made online at or paid by phone at 800-985-7277.

For added convenience to residents, an express payment drop box will be located under the Marin County Civic Center’s southern archway at 3501 Civic Center Drive in San Rafael, on Monday and Tuesday, April 9 and 10.  The hours for the Tax Collector’s office and express payment drop box are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 9, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 10.

Taxpayers are encouraged to pay online, by phone or by mail because of limited parking spaces at the Civic Center.

The Marin County Tax Collector’s Office, a division of the County Department of Finance, mailed 91,892 tax bills on Sept. 29, 2017.  Property owners who have not received a tax bill, especially those who have recently purchased real estate, should contact the Tax Collector’s Office as soon as possible.

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

Although it’s too late to apply for this billing cycle, the State Controller’s Office will begin accepting applications for the Property Tax Postponement (PTP) program on October 1, 2018. To be eligible for PTP, you must:

  • Be at least 62, 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.

For more information on PTP, call 1-800-952-5661 or email

The County provides a webpage called Where Your Tax Dollars Go that explains how the basic 1 percent of the assessed value of property is being used. All property tax revenues stay local, supporting towns, cities, the County and school. Additionally, residents can obtain more information on city, school, and health bonds at


Roy Given

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

CRS Dial 711

Email: Roy Given