Acceptance of Partial Payments of Property Tax Bills

Before Supervisor Simitian encouraged Santa Clara County to "do the right thing," a taxpayer who paid less than the total amount owed received the payment back with a 10% penalty, plus any applicable fees and charges on the full amount of the now delinquent tax bill. The County now accepts partial property tax payments and the late fee applies to the unpaid balance, allowing people to make progress even when they can’t pay their whole bill.

Read our press release:
Partial property tax payments now permitted: "It's about treating the public right," says Simitian 

Read the Mountain View Voice story:
Santa Clara County to roll out partial payments on property taxes​

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