Unsecured Property Taxes

Avoid penalties, interest, and fees by paying before delinquency dates shown below. If the delinquency date falls on a weekend or holiday, taxes are not delinquent until the next business day.

The term “unsecured” simply refers to property that is not secured real estate. In general, unsecured property tax is either for business personal property (office equipment, owned or leased), boats, berths, or possessory interest for use of a space. It can also be based upon supplemental or escape assessments against secured property for prior ownership.

 

 

Mailed Date Printed on Bill Delinquent After
5:00 pm on
Penalties
Current fiscal year Last day of the month following mailed date 10% plus 1.5% per month beginning 2nd month after delinquent date

 


  • Unsecured Supplemental or Escape- The term “unsecured supplemental” or “unsecured escape” when attached to real property refers to an assessment that is based on prior ownership of secured property. For example, if the homeowner with a 2010 garage addition sold the property in 2012, the bills issued in 2013 to the original homeowner would be unsecured because the original homeowner no longer owns the property. The 2010 supplemental and 2011 escape would be unsecured and billed to the original homeowner. The 2013 escape would remain secured and billed to the new homeowner. As the property changed ownership in 2012, the 2012 escape bill would be split as unsecured to the prior homeowner and secured to the new homeowner.

 

Type Mailed Date Printed on Bill Delinquent After 5:00 pm on Penalties
Supplemental July 1 - Oct 31 1st installment - Last day of the month following mailed date 1.5% per month beginning 2nd month after the 2nd installment delinquent date.
Nov 1 - June 30 2nd installment - Last day of the 4th month following the 1st installment due date 1.5% per month beginning 2nd month after the 2nd installment delinquent date.
Escape Check mailed date printed on bill Last day of the month following mailed date 10% plus 1.5% per month beginning 2nd month after delinquent date

 

 

Need Further Assistance? Submit a service request. A representative will contact you on the SAME DAY of the request if submitted prior to 7pm. Requests received after 7pm will receive a response the next business day.

 

If you have any questions about the assessed value shown on your bill (secured, supplemental, escape, or unsecured), you can contact the Office of the Assessor-Recorder.