Unsecured Property Taxes Frequently Asked Questions
Unsecured taxes are delinquent if unpaid as of 5:00 pm on August 31of the tax year. If August 31 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, the deadline is extended until the next business day. Payments
The Certificate of Tax Lien
Mobile Home Tax Clearance
What is an Unsecured Property Tax?
It is an ad-valorem (value based) property tax that is the liability of the person or entity assessed for the tax. Because the tax is not secured by real property (such as land) the tax is called "UNSECURED."
What type of property are assessed as Unsecured personal property tax bill?
All property that is not real property is considered personal property and therefore are issued an Unsecured tax bill. There are several types including, Business fixtures, Business Personal Property, Boats, Aircraft. Supplemental Escape and Pro-Rated Escape Taxes on real property that has changed ownership prior to issuance of the tax bill.
What do I have to do to communicate with someone?
If you have a particular problem that can be resolved by talking to a person . you may call the phone number listed on our hours of service page. If the problem involves more details and needs to be researched we recommend that you contact our office by e-mail or submit the form provided by clicking on the phone below.
What is Unsecured Tax Four Pay Plan?
Escape bills in excess of $500.00 may be eligible to be paid on a FOUR YEAR PAYMENT PLAN. The payments are payable over a four-year period as per California Revenue and Taxation Code.
To enroll a bill on the Four Year Plan, you must: a. File a written request with the Tax Collector's
office prior to the due date of the bill.
b. Pay the $200.00 four pay fee and submit check with completed with written request or completed application.
c. Pay at least 20% of the tax, no later than the due date.
When are Unsecured Tax Bills mailed?
Unsecured tax bills are mailed out by June 30th each year.
Los Angeles County
Treasurer and Tax Collector
P.O Box 54027
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0027
May taxes be paid with a credit card?
No not as yet. The only credit card payments being accepted are for secured property taxes.
What is the lien date?
It is the date when the liability fixes to the assessee. The lien date is January 1.
How does a sale, removal or disposal of my business equipment, boat or aircraft affect my tax bill?
The tax bill will be issued to the owner on the lien date January 1. Disposal, removal, or sale of the assessment after the lien date will not affect the tax bill. NO PRORATIONS ARE MADE BY THE TAX COLLECTOR ON UNSECURED PROPERTY TAXES. Any proration is strictly a private matter between buyer and seller.
How do I get a duplicate Tax Bill?
For Unsecured tax bills, call (213) 893-7935 and ask for a duplicate tax bill.
What if my check is dishonored by the bank ?
$33.00 fee is added to the tax bill and any applicable penalties will be applied retroactively.
What is the Fiscal Year?
A FISCAL YEAR is the County's accounting cycle. It is from July 1 each year through June 30 the following year.