Santa Clara County property taxes are coming due, and the due date is a major topic of discussion for home and business owners. The Department of Tax and Collections in California had sent a reminder that taxpayers have until Monday, April 11, 2022, at 5 p.m. before bills officially become delinquent and incur a 10% penalty, plus a $20 cost to the unpaid balance.

Taxpayers who mail their payment prior to April 9 are advised to use one of the drop boxes located inside of the County government buildings: 70 West Hedding Street and 852 N. 1st Street in San Jose. Payments sent by certified mail must be received by April 11, 2022, or earlier to avoid penalties. Do you own commercial real estate? If so, our team can help you for next year.

Santa Clara County property taxes do have a lookup feature online, and it is available online at Individuals wishing to pay by eCheck will incur no fees using the website or the SCC DTAC mobile app. Those paying by debit or credit card will incur a convenience fee. Even if a bill has not been received via mail, 2nd installment payments are still due by the original date for Santa Clara County property taxpayers.

Property Tax Distribution
Residents can find out more about property tax distribution at The collection of property taxes in Santa Clara County is critical to various essential services, especially during the Covid pandemic.

Partial Payments
The partial payment program is available to property owners who have an installment agreement. Penalties will only be applied to unpaid portions after the final deadline of April 11, 2022.

Paperless Billing
The County encourages everyone to go Paperless! This helps the environment while adding safety and convenience when accessing and retrieving property tax and other related information.
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Mailing Payments
Property owners should have a purple envelope and second installment stub that will automatically direct their payment to the Department of Tax and Collections, P.O. Box 60534, City of Industry, CA 91716-0534.

Individuals who do not have the purple envelope should direct their mailed payments to the Department of Tax and Collections, 70 West Hedding Street, East Wing, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95110-1767.

Additional information on property tax payments can be found at or 408-808-7900.