County of Marin - News Releases - Property Taxes Due

For Immediate Release
December 04, 2018

First Installment of Property Taxes Due December 10

To avoid a penalty, use one of the convenient options to make your payment

San Rafael, CA – Monday, December 10, is the last day residents across California can pay the first installment of their 2018-2019 property taxes without penalty. Taxpayers are encouraged to pay early and avoid penalties.

Plastic mail bins full of property tax bills before they are taken to the post office for mailing.Property tax bills were mailed out in September.
Payments sent by mail must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before December 10. Tax payments can be made online at or paid by phone at 800-985-7277. Personal online bill payment services are not recommended for property tax payments.

For added convenience, 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 December 7 and 10. The hours of the Tax Collector’s Office (Suite 202) and the express payment drop box are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. December 7 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 10.

Taxpayers are encouraged to use the express payment drop box, pay online, by phone or by mail because of limited parking spaces at the Civic Center for those wishing to pay in person.

The Marin County Tax Collector’s Office, a division of the County Department of Finance, mailed 91,874 tax bills on September 28.  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.

Property Tax Postponement (PTP) is available for senior and disabled persons. The State Controller’s Office is accepting applications through February 10, 2019. 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


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