Yes. Penalty waivers can be granted for legitimate and reasonable causes and circumstances beyond the taxpayer’s control, including those related to impacts resulting from COVID-19. However, a penalty cancellation is not something that taxpayers can request in advance. Beginning on April 11, the day after property taxes become delinquent, taxpayers unable to pay on time for reasons related to COVID-19 may download a penalty cancellation waiver form from our website.
We encourage all property owners who can pay their taxes on time to do so. This revenue helps local government to continue providing vital services such as public health and emergency response that the public relies on, especially in times like these.
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No. The Tax Collector and the County do not have the authority under California law to extend or postpone the second installment property tax deadline of April 10, 2020.
Although we are not currently accepting in-person payments at our office, taxpayers can pay online, via telephone or by mail. Please be aware, for online credit card transactions, our card payment processor charges a service fee of 2.25% of the credit card payment amount (minimum $1) and $3.49 for debit card payments. The Echeck or EFT (electronic funds transfer) service fee is 75 cents. Please visit www.placer.ca.gov/tax or call 530-889-4140 to access payment methods.
No. There are no legal provisions which authorize the Tax Collector or the County to make reductions to the current bill.
Processing times for mailed payments may be delayed due to lower staffing levels related to the current public health concerns. We will process all mailed payments as soon as possible.
As of this date, we are continuing to receive mail from the USPS and courier services as mail and parcel services are currently considered essential services.