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A Friendly Reminder To Pay Your California Property Taxes – First Installments Can Be Paid Until December 12, 2022, Second Installments By April 10, 2023.  

  • November 14, 2022
  • devinlucas

Your California 2022-2023 Property Tax Bills have arrived! The first installments can be paid until December 12, 2022, second installments by April 10, 2023.  

Your bill likely says something confusing like, “The first installment will be due November 1, 2022 and will be delinquent if paid after December 12, 2022; The second installment will be due February 1, 2023 and will be delinquent if paid after April 10, 2023”. 

Broken down, this means you have until the last date to make those payments, i.e. December 12, 2022 and April 10, 2023, respectively.  

If mailing, payments must be received or postmarked by the last payment date to avoid late penalties. 

Prefer to pay online?  Most counties also accept electronic payments up until 11:59 p.m. by the last payment date, but check with your county about their electronic requirements (and obviously don’t wait until 11:59 p.m.).  Some counties charge extra to use a credit card, but typically have no or low fees for an electronic-check type payment.  Check with your county.  

OC residents, you can even sign up for text or email reminders through the county at  

Note, generally the first payment is due on December 10 of each year, but this year that is a Saturday, so the deadline is extended to the following business day, i.e. Monday, December 12, 2022.  

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