Alameda County Property Tax News & Announcements - 01/26/2021

This is a reminder that the 2nd installment of the 2020-2021 Secured Property Tax is due on Monday, February 1, 2021. If not paid by Monday, April 12, 2021 (R&T Code Sec. 2705.5, when April 10 falls on a weekend, the tax due date is next business day), the tax will include a delinquent penalty of 10% and a delinquent cost of $10.00 will be added.

You can get information about your tax and whether it has been paid, pay your tax by eCheck or credit card, or get answers to Frequently Asked Questions at the Alameda County Tax Payment Web Page or by phone at (510) 272-6800. 

Mail Early! Penalty is charged on all late postmarks. In consideration of the COVID-19 precautions issued by the CDC, the Tax Office is closed to the public. We encourage everyone to pay the property taxes safely using the following noncontact options:

  • Mail in your check, postmarked on or before April 12, 2021
  • Pay online either by eCheck (free of charge) or credit card (2.5% fee) - Tax Payment Web Page
  • Pay on the phone using the automated system at (510) 272-6800 by selecting option 1 after the greeting and following the prompts
  • Pay through your bank's Bill-Pay service. This must be done well before April 12, 2021 to allow your bank's processing system enough time to process your request; use your parcel number to identify your property
  • DO NOT SEND cash payments. Please use a personal check or obtain a cashier's check or money order and mail immediately. You can also wire your payment electronically (see Wiring Instructions below) - Wire Transfer
  • Use the dropbox at the entrance of the building at 1221 Oak St, Oakland CA 94612 which is available to the public Monday to Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. excluding County holidays
  • Use the mail slot in our Hayward Business License office located at 224 W. Winton Ave, Room 169, Hayward CA 94544 Monday to Friday from 8:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M. excluding County holidays

Your cancelled check is your receipt. If you still need a receipt provided by our office, please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope together with your payment.

Taxpayers Affected by COVID-19

The Governor's Executive Order issued on May 6, 2020, provides penalty cancellation to property owner's impacted by COVID-19, who may be unable to pay their property taxes by the due dates. These taxpayers can request cancellation of penalties, costs and interest, under certain conditions. Documentation is needed to support your claim. To lean more about this information, please read the policy and application form at the  Tax Collector's webpage .

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