When Are Costa Mesa Real Estate Taxes Due??? One of the most common questions I get about this time of year is “When are my taxes due?”???
I created this handy schedule Costa Mesa residents (and others) can refer to:
Costa Mesa Real Estate Property Tax Schedule
The following schedule is intended to serve as a general guide to property-owners.
|July 1||Beginning of the fiscal year.|
|August||Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office mails delinquent prior year secured notices.|
|August 31||UNSECURED TAX DELINQUENCY DEADLINE as of 5:00 p.m. A 10% penalty plus a $75.00 collection fee is added as of 5:00 p.m.|
|Sept 25 – Oct 5||The Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office mails out original SECURED PROPERTY TAX bills.|
|October||Unsecured Tax liens filed for unpaid unsecured accounts.|
|November 1||First SECURED PROPERTY TAX installment is due; delinquent UNSECURED accounts are charged additional penalties of 1.5% per month until paid.|
|December 10||FIRST INSTALLMENT payment deadline. A 10% penalty is added after the deadline.|
|January||Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office mails delinquent notice for unpaid FIRST INSTALLMENT and SUPPLEMENTAL SECURED INSTALLMENTS.|
|February 1||Second SECURED PROPERTY TAX installment due.|
|Feb – March||Treasurer-Tax Collector mails delinquent prior year secured installment.|
|March – July||UNSECURED PROPERTY TAX statements mailed.|
|April 10||Second SECURED PROPERTY TAX installment payment deadline. A 10% penalty plus $23.00 cost is added after the deadline.|
|May||Treasurer-Tax Collector mails delinquent notices for any unpaid first and second installment taxes and SUPPLEMENTAL SECURED INSTALLMENTS.|
|June 30||End of fiscal year.|
|July 1||Delinquent SECURED accounts and SECURED SUPPLEMENTAL accounts are transferred to delinquent tax roll and additional penalties added at 1.5% per month on any unpaid tax amounts, plus $15.00 redemption fee.|
Please note that the list above includes only the more significant dates and may not include all items or activities in the regular tax cycle. If a delinquent date falls on a weekend or holiday, the delinquent date is the next business day. In addition, SUPPLEMENTAL TAX bills are mailed throughout the year.
So when do you pay your Costa Mesa real estate taxes?
Your first bill is due November 1st each year, and the OC Tax assessor allows that first payment to be paid between November 1st and December 10th. After December 10th, it is considered late and they will charge you a late fee.
The tax assessor has modernized their website in recent years, and you can pay with e-check, debit card, pay pal, or credit card. The e-check is a free option, and the other options have a small fee (which can be a big fee depending on your tax bill).
Your second bill is due between February 1st and is considered late if it is not received by the tax assessor by April 10th of that year.
Pretty kind of them to have you pay your taxes in the period leading up to Christmas holidays and your personal income taxes, huh :)? Obviously it is something you need to plan for – some folks prefer to pay their taxes into an escrow account each month with their mortgage payment, which is a good way to budget for those Costa Mesa real estate taxes.
Are you not happy with your tax bill assessment? Feel free to reach out to me for a free analysis. You can always protest your tax assessment each year. The OC Assessor’s process is listed here, and you will need an analysis from a realtor to help you in the process.
Colin can be reached at 714-743-9882 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.