SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— The County of Santa Clara Department of Tax and Collections (DTAC) has mailed out the 2021-22 property tax bills to all property owners at the addresses shown on the tax roll. Department representatives remind property owners that the first installment is due on Friday, December 10, 2021, and becomes delinquent if not paid by 5 p.m. A 10% penalty and a $20 cost will be added to unpaid balances.
The collection of property taxes, especially during the continuing pandemic, is critical for the ongoing support of various essential services, such as public health, fire protection, education, parks, and law enforcement.
Property owners can make multiple partial payments on this installment. Penalties will only be applied to the unpaid portion after the payment deadline of December 10, 2021.
DTAC is now open Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and offers full in-person services. Taxpayers unable to complete business online or by phone may schedule an appointment here or come to the Department.
Property owners who require additional information about paying their taxes may visit www.sccdtac.org or call (408) 808-7900.
For convenience, please use the purple-colored courtesy return envelope and include the coupon(s). By using the courtesy return envelope, you can track the status of your payment envelope. Access your parcel using our online view/pay site (taxpayment.sccdtac.org). Once there, select Secured Property and enter your address or parcel number. In the resulting screen you can click the Envelope Tracking Link.
Alternatively, payments may be mailed to:
Department of Tax and Collections
70 West Hedding St.
East Wing, 6th Floor
San Jose, CA 95110-1767
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Phone Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Closed on County Holidays
The USPS postmark MUST be December 10, or earlier, to avoid penalties. Please note that the USPS does not postmark all envelopes.
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ABOUT THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA
The County of Santa Clara government serves a diverse, multi-cultural population of 1.9 million residents in Santa Clara County, California, making it more populous than 14 states in the U.S. The County provides essential services to its residents, including public health protection, environmental stewardship, medical services through the County of Santa Clara Health System, child and adult protection services, homelessness prevention and solutions, roads, park services, libraries, emergency response to disasters, protection of minority communities and those under threat, access to a fair criminal justice system, and many other public benefits.