It might feel like Bizarro McDonald’s for residents dropping off the second installment of property taxes April 10.
That is the due date for the second and final installment of property tax payments for San Benito County residents. Since there are parking issues near the old courthouse where the payments are due, San Benito County is offering a drive-through service for the drop-offs, Tax Collector Melinda Casillas said this week.
Casillas made that announcement during Tuesday’s county board meeting. After noting how residents can pay their property taxes online with a small convenience charge, mail them in or drop them off, she noted how the county is adding the drive-through service this year, but just on April 10.
That’s because parking in the area has been a “challenge” as of late due to construction, namely the installation of solar panels in a parking lot at Fourth and West streets across from the County Administration Building.
She said taxpayers on April 10 can drive up through the alley between the old courthouse and the San Benito County Office of Education/library building to a station where they’ll be able to drop off their payments.
“We will not accept cash in that line, but you can come drive through and drop it off, and you will receive a stamp that says it was received,” she said.
Casillas said anyone with questions can call her office at (831) 636-4030.
More on Property Taxes:
FIRST INSTALLMENT of taxes is due and payable on November 1st, and will become delinquent if not paid by 5:00 pm, or the close of business, whichever is later, on December 10th; thereafter a 10% penalty will be added.
Both installments may be paid when the first installment is due.
SECOND INSTALLMENT of taxes is due and payable on February 1st, and will become delinquent if not paid by 5:00 pm, or the close of business, whichever is later, on April 10th; thereafter a 10% penalty and $26 fee will be charged. The second installment can not be paid until the first installment has been paid.
Credit card and e-check payments will not be accepted at the office window. Credit card and e-check payments will only be accepted online or over the phone.
Source: Tax Collector website