Property tax deadline today for San Diego County property owners

SAN DIEGO (Wire Service) – The first installment of 2012-13 property taxes are due today, Monday, December 10 for San Diego County landowners.

Of the 980,654 bills sent to landowners in September, around 513,000 remained unpaid as of last Wednesday, according to Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister.

Landowners were encouraged to pay online at, by phone at (855) 829-3773, or at any of the county’s four branch locations. Payments may also be made at the main County Administration Building but parking at the

downtown site is limited.

Starting last Thursday, the county began accepting ready-to-drop-off check payments curbside at the west end of the north parking lot. The county building’s south parking lot is closed for construction of a new waterfront park.

McAllister suggested that property owners avoid the hassle of the downtown project and make payments at one of the branch offices, which offers extended hours today, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The offices are located in Chula Vista, 590 Third Ave.; El Cajon, 200 S. Magnolia St.; Kearny Mesa, 9225 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.; and San Marcos, 141 E. Carmel St.

The branch offices do not accept cash payments. Cash, however, is accepted at the County Administration Building. McAllister said the county expects a haul of $4.6 billion from property taxes this year.

5 Responses to "Property tax deadline today for San Diego County property owners"

  1. Bizworldusa   December 11, 2012 at 1:22 am

    The branch offices do not accept cash payments. Cash, however, is accepted at the County Administration Building.


  2. Mom of lots   December 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm


  3. Lee   December 12, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Can somebody ONCE AND FOR ALL explain to me the concept of property taxes, please?! Yes, yes, I know, many of you will reply that if property taxes, or taxes of any kind, weren’t collected, there wouldn’t be money for roads, schools, infra-structure and all that good stuff.

    Great. Terrific.

    But that’s not my point. My point is WHY does an owner of something, in this case his/her property, have to pay taxes on something that he/she ALREADY owns?! Can somebody once and for all explain that to me, please? And why does an owner have to pay taxes on his/her possession many, many years down the road? Why? When you and I buy a pair of pants, fine, we pay taxes right there on the spot, but why would we have to pay taxes, say, ten years down the road on those same pants? Please, somebody explain this concept to me once and for all! I can’t wait for a logical explanation of this fallacy that we have been living with now for centuries.

    Property taxes are nothing more than plain ol’ slavery!

    When are we, the people, FINALLY going to pull our heads out of our rear-ends and eliminate property taxes? When?

  4. Mom of lots   December 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Lee: completely agreed. I heard that song yesterday, "This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to the New York Islands….This land was made for you and me." Sadly, it is not, at least not anymore. The government owns every square inch of land in the USA. Try not paying your property taxes to the landlord (the government) and you will be evicted from "your" property. Property taxes are a heist. I pay thousands of dollars per year for the right to stay on "my" property.

  5. Me   December 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Try running a business Lee. They charge "unsecured" property tax…… every year……on all your business fixtures.

    You pay taxes every single year on your desks, pencils, paper, inventory, air conditioner units…everything in your building….


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