Sonoma County says it will consider waiving penalties for late property tax payments related to COVID-19 on a case-by-case basis.
The second installment of the 2019-2020 Annual Secured property tax bill was due Feb. 1 and becomes late if not paid by April 10. The Sonoma County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office (ACTTC) says it does not have authority to extend the delinquency date.
“We encourage all property owners who can pay on-time to do so,” the office said in a press release. “This revenue helps to fund many critical public services, such as police, sheriff, fire and emergency response, public health, public works, and education, and pays debt service on voter approved bonds and other legal obligations.”
The ACTTC will consider written requests for a penalty waiver due to the COVID-19 emergency after April 10. The COVID-19 penalty waiver application and information will be available on the ACTTC website after that date.
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The ACTTC office is currently closed to the public through May 3 in accordance with the Sonoma County Public Health Order to shelter in place. Property owners can make payments online, by phone, or by mail.
Online and phone payments are accepted at sonomacounty.ca.gov/Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax-Collector/ or by calling 1-888-636-8418 or (707) 565-2281 (toll free).
Checks, cashier's checks, and money order payments should be sent to:
County of Sonoma Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector
P.O. Box 3879
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-3879