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For Immediate Release
May 08, 2020

Deadline to File Business Property Statements Extended

Annual form had been due May 7, but Governor’s order now allows until June 1

San Rafael, CA – The past two months have seen unprecedented disruption to daily routines, jobs, and operations of local government.  Although many of its employees are working remotely, the Marin County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk (ARCC) staff is at work during the COVID-19 pandemic and determined to complete its constitutional responsibility.

The staffs of each ARCC division are ready to assist taxpayers and residents during this difficult time, even more since California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that extended the filing deadline for business property statements without penalty until May 31. Since the new deadline falls on a Sunday, the deadline is now officially Monday, June 1, for forms to be delivered to the Marin County Assessor’s Office. Businesses had faced a 10% penalty if they were unable to file by the initial May 7 deadline.

“We understand many businesses in all sectors are facing difficult decisions as we shelter in place,” said Shelly Scott, the Assessor, Recorder and County Clerk. “Since every little bit counts, we’d like to remind everyone that many of our services are available through our website, by mail, and by phone.”

California business property taxpayers are required to report their taxable business personal property with a combined value of $100,000 or more to assessors on an annual basis. Law requires that a 1% tax be applied to all business property valued (in total) of $5,000 or more.

Business personal property includes business equipment, supplies, as well as tangible assets such as printers, copiers, furniture, manufacturing and lab and restaurant equipment – everything but the land and the building. If a business has already filed, it stills has until May 31 to file amendments.

If you need assistance in preparing the statement, the Assessor’s Office can offer some tips. Questions can also be addressed by telephone at 415-473-7208 or by email.

Our offices may be closed to the public, but the Assessor’s Office staff remain ready to help.

Visit the Assessor's Office website for more information on filing requirements and resources. The office staff remains ready to assist taxpayers and answer questions. Public counters for all three divisions are closed during the pandemic, but residents may call the following numbers for staff assistance:

  • Assessor: 415-473-7215
  • Recorder: 415-473-6093
  • County Clerk: 415-473-6152

The mailing address for the Assessor’s Office is:

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 208
San Rafael CA 94903.


Shelly Scott
Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk
County of Marin

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 208
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-7215
Email: Shelly Scott