Unsecured Property Tax Bills

Determination of Obligation

Ownership on the lien date determines the obligation to pay taxes. The disposal of property after the lien date does not relieve the assessee of their tax liability.

Enforcement of Payment

Taxes on the unsecured roll may be collected by seizure and sale of any of the following property belonging or assessed to the assessee (Section 2951 R&T Code):

  • Improvements 
  • Personal Property 
  • Possessory Interests

Payment of Penalty

The penalty of 10% shown on the stub of your bill is not applied until the delinquency date - usually after August 31 at 5 p.m. Do not include the penalty if payment is made on or before that date.

Assessment Date

Annually, the Assessor shall assess all the taxable property in the County except State-assessed property, to the persons owning, claiming, possessing, or controlling it on 12:01 a.m. January 1st. (Section 405 Revenue and Taxation Code).

Taxes Due

All tax liens attach annually as of 12:01 a.m. January 1st, preceding the fiscal year for which the taxes are levied. (Section 2192 R&T Code).

Delinquency Date

Taxes on the unsecured roll are delinquent after August 31, 5 p.m.

Penalty Charges

In addition to the penalty of 10%, a penalty at the rate of 1 1/2% will accrue each month on the principal amount of unpaid delinquent unsecured taxes per section 2922 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the responsibility for payment, nor constitutes cause for cancellation of penalty if the tax becomes delinquent.

Disagreements Over Value

If you disagree with a change in the assessed value as shown on your tax bill, you have the right to an informal assessment review for the following tax year by contacting the Placer County Assessor's Office at 530-889-4300.