By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– — San Bernardino County Tax Collector Larry Walker is encouraging property owners to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Tuesday, April 10th to avoid a 10% penalty.
“Property taxes fund key public services that enhance the quality of life for our residents,” said Walker. “As we continue to face the impacts of our economy, we want to encourage property owners to do what they can to make their payment by April 10th to prevent incurring penalties that come with late payments.”
More than 766,000 annual secured tax bills were mailed to property owners this past September, and the second installment must be paid no later than April 10th to avoid penalty. Payments can be made online at www.MyTaxCollector.com, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Payments can also be made by telephone, by mail, or in person. Internet and telephone payments can be made using a checking or savings account free of charge. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit card payments are also accepted; however, this type of payment transaction includes a convenience fee charged by the credit card companies. To make a payment by phone, property owners can call (909) 387-8308.
Mailed payments must be postmarked on or before April 10th, and sent to the Tax Collector’s Office, 172 West Third Street, First Floor, San Bernardino, California, 92415. Payments in person can be made by cash, check, or money order at 172 West Third Street, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Property tax revenues collected by the Tax Collector are distributed to local government entities, including school districts, redevelopment agencies, the County, special districts, cities, and libraries. The tax dollars are used to fund key public services including new schools and education, police and fire protection, social and public health services.