Auditor Controller Treasurer Tax Collector
For Immediate Release

Property Tax Deadline is April 10, 2020

Penalty Waivers Will Be Considered Due to COVID-19 Impacts

Santa Rosa, CA  –  April 2, 2020  –  The Sonoma County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office (ACTTC) is aware of the impacts from the COVID-19 emergency and shares the community's concerns.  We have a long history of working with property owners in times of emergency and disaster, including the recent wildfires and floods. After April 10th, the ACTTC will consider written requests for penalty waiver due to the COVID-19 emergency on a case-by-case basis.

Secured Taxes are Delinquent after April 10, 2020

The second installment of the 2019-2020 Annual Secured property tax bill was due by February 1st and will become delinquent if not paid by April 10th. The ACTTC does not have authority to extend the April 10th delinquency date. All payments received after this date will be assessed late penalties and costs as required by law.  

We encourage all property owners who can pay on-time to do so.  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.

Late Payment Penalty Waivers

After April 10th, the ACTTC will consider written requests for penalty waiver due to the COVID-19 emergency on a case-by-case basis.  The COVID-19 penalty waiver application and information will be available after April 10th on the ACTTC website. 

Payment Options

The ACTTC office is currently closed to the public through May 3rd in accordance with the Sonoma County Public Health Order to shelter in place.  We encourage property owners to pay online, by phone, or by mail. 

  • Online and Phone Payments are accepted at sonomacounty.ca.gov/Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax-Collector/ or through our toll free lines at 1-888-636-8418 or (707) 565-2281.
    • E-Check payments are accepted free of charge
    • Credit and debit payments are accepted with a 2.34% third party processing fee
  • USPS Postmarked Mail - 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

Payments must be postmarked no later than April 10, 2020, to be considered timely

For questions and cash customers who are unable to pay by other means, please contact the Tax Collection staff by email at taxcollector@sonoma-county.org.  During the office closure, essential staff are still at work to respond to emails and process payments.

For updates, please visit the ACTTC website at http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax-Collector/.

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