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Department of Tax and Collections - Property Taxes



Property Tax Events Calendar

All Taxes:

  • January 1: Lien Date

Secured Taxes:

  • October: Secured Annual Tax Bills are mailed.

  • November 1: First Installment is due.

  • December 10: First Installment becomes delinquent after 5:00PM.

  • February 1: Second Installment is due.

  • April 10: Second Installment becomes delinquent after 5:00PM.

  • June 30: Any delinquent (unpaid) current annual secured property taxes as of 5:00PM will be enrolled on the Redemption Roll.

Unsecured Taxes:

  • July: Unsecured Annual Tax bills are mailed.

  • August 31: Unsecured taxes are due. If not paid by 5:00PM, they become delinquent.


  • If December 10, April 10, or August 31 fall on a weekend or County of Santa Clara holiday, then the Delinquent Date is extended to the next business day.

  • Please consult your tax bill for important notes regarding penalties, fees, and other ramifications of paying after the delinquent date.


SCC DTAC app provides convenient, secure access to property tax information and payments
Business and personal property taxpayers in Santa Clara County now have access to SCC DTAC, a new mobile app launched by the County of Santa Clara Department of Tax and Collections to provide more than 500,000 property owners with convenient access to pay the second installment of their annual secured property tax payments due no later than April 10, 2019. Learn more about SCC DTAC, Property Tax Payment App.

Payment Information
Payments made to the Department of Tax and Collections are processed within 3-5 days of receipt. 
The Department of Tax and Collections does not report payment history to any taxing authority.  Please contact the IRS or your tax preparer for questions you may have regarding your Income Tax returns.
Note: The postmark date is used to determine the timeliness of the payment based on the tax installment delinquency date.

What does the Lien Date mean on my bill?
There is a lien for taxes on each property as of January 1st. This is a statutory lien, not a recorded lien. Per California Revenue & Taxation Code 2192: Lien Date "Except as otherwise specifically provided, all tax liens attach annually as of 12:01 a.m. on the first day of January proceeding the fiscal year for which the taxes are levied".

Why is my property tax payment being sent to the City of Industry?
Some of our payments are now being processed through a payment processing vendor. The payments that are sent to the City of Industry payment processing facility are: SECURED BILLS (These include Secured Annual and Secured Escape Bills) and SUPPLEMENTAL BILLS (These include regular Supplemental bills and Supplemental Recoup bills). For your convenience, please use the courtesy return envelope included with your bill. Click here for more information.

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