The following schedule is intended to serve as a general guide to property owners in Orange County, California. Please note that the list below includes only the more significant dates and does not include all items or activities in the regular, property tax-fiscal year cycle from July 1 to June 30.
Delinquent secured property taxes from the prior fiscal year default and start accruing penalties of 1.5% per month, plus a $15.00 redemption fee
Delinquent secured property tax notices from the prior fiscal year are mailed out
Unsecured property taxes are due (late payments incur a 10% penalty plus a $75.00 collection fee if not postmarked by August 31, received by someone in our office, or by midnight online at ocgov.com/octaxbill)
Liens are filed for all delinquent Unsecured Property Taxes and a $75.00 collection fee plus a 1.5% per month penalty is added to the outstanding amount due.
First Installment of Secured Property Taxes are due
Last day to pay First Installment of Secured Property Taxes (late payments incur a 10% penalty if not postmarked by December 10, received by someone in our office, or by midnight online at ocgov.com/octaxbill)
Lien date for Secured and Unsecured Property Taxes
Delinquent notices for unpaid First Installment Secured Property Taxes are mailed out
Second Installment of Secured Property Taxes are due
Last day to pay Second Installment of Secured Property Taxes (late payments incur a 10% penalty plus a $23.00 collection fee if not postmarked by April 10, received by someone in our office, or by midnight online at ocgov.com/octaxbill)
Delinquent notices for any unpaid First and Second Installment Secured Property Taxes are mailed out
Last day to start a five-year payment plan for delinquent Secured Property Taxes that have at least one installment delinquent for over five years and are eligible to start a payment plan
New Owner Secured Property Tax bills (after ownership of parcel changes) are mailed year-round as updates are received from the Office of the Assessor
Supplemental Property Tax bills are mailed three to four times during the year
If a due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date is the next business day
All Secured Property Taxes are pro-rated based on time of ownership
All Unsecured Property Taxes and possessory interest assessments are not pro-rated and the owner on the January 1 lien date is responsible to pay 100% of the Unsecured Property Tax bill
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