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Auditor-Controller Treasurer-Tax Collector Department

For Immediate Release

Up to $80,000 in grants to cover late property taxes available to eligible Sonoma County homeowners

SANTA ROSA, CA | April 10, 2023

The Sonoma County Treasurer-Tax Collector is notifying homeowners that the California Mortgage Relief Program has raised the limit for assistance with delinquent property taxes from $20,000 to a maximum of $80,000 per household.

The deadline to prevent delinquent property taxes and reduce additional penalties was April 10. After this date, late payments will incur a 10 percent penalty.

“Many Californians are still feeling the impact of the financial hardships they endured throughout the pandemic,” said Erick Roeser, Sonoma County Treasurer-Tax Collector. “By increasing the cap on property tax assistance, the program is continuing to act as a safety net for homeowners. Those who believe they may now be eligible should re-apply.”

Homeowners who previously applied for property tax assistance have been notified that they may be eligible for additional funding. To receive additional assistance for property tax payments, homeowners must meet all other program requirements at the time of re-application.

The assistance provided through the California Mortgage Relief Program is in the form of grants to eligible households, which do not need to be paid back. While there is no strict deadline for applications, homeowners in need should apply as soon as possible at

Homeowners with questions are encouraged to call 1-888-840-2594 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. They can also visit to learn more about resources and assistance available to them.

Media Contact: 
Matt Brown, Communications Specialist
(707) 565-3040
575 Administration Drive, Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403