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Tax Collector's Office - Payment Instructions

Published on: 6/19/2013 3:07 PM

Make check or money order payment to: TAX COLLECTOR, Santa Clara County

Deliver or mail to:
Tax Collector's Office
70 W. Hedding Street, 6th floor, East Wing
San Jose, CA 95110-1767

Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, excluding County Holidays
Phone Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday – Friday, excluding County Holidays

Use the envelope provided and return the appropriate stub or stubs with your payment. Each installment as indicated must be paid in full as we cannot accept partial payments. Include your mailing address and the Parcel Number of the bill being paid on your check or money order. A returned check fee will be charged for all checks returned unpaid by the bank. If returned after the delinquent date, the Tax Collector must charge the penalties required by state law.

To ensure a timely payment, the payment envelope must be properly addressed and sent with the required postage. It will be deemed received on the date of the United States Post Office cancellation mark stamped on the envelope (Sec. 2512, R & T Code).

To understand the different postage types and how they affect your bill payment, please take a few moments to read: Understanding Postmarks.

NOTE: If you submit your stub(s) with your check, it normally takes 2 to 5 business days to process your check from the date we receive your payment in the mail. However, if you do not submit your payment stub(s) with your check, it could take up to 15 business days to process your check