ATC Mason Strongly Encourages Taxpayers to Pay Taxes from the Safety of their Homes

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector (ATC) Ensen Mason today encouraged property owners to pay the first installment of their property taxes online from the comfort and safety of their homes by Thursday, December 10, to avoid a 10% penalty. Taxpayers who choose to pay in person are required to wear a mask and have their temperature taken at a contactless temperature kiosk inside the building entrance.

“My department has taken every step possible to safeguard the public during the pandemic,” said Mason. “Even though my offices remain open to serve the public, I strongly encourage taxpayers to submit their payments conveniently and securely online.”

Electronic payments can be made by electronic funds transfer at or by calling (909) 387-8308. Paying by eCheck is completely free and safe. Immediate confirmation is given and taxes are considered paid at that moment.

Taxpayers may also mail payments to SBC Tax Collector at 268 West Hospitality Lane, First Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0360. Mailed payments must be USPS postmarked on or before December 10, 2020, to be considered timely. For information on acceptable postmarks, please visit the “Understanding Postmarks” link at Taxpayers can also visit the ATC website to look up taxes due, request a duplicate bill, or look up payment history.

Taxpayers who have been negatively affected by the Coronavirus pandemic can apply for a waiver of penalties on late payments resulting from the pandemic. Please visit our website at to obtain information on the COVID-19 penalty relief application, or call us at (909) 387-8308.

ATC recognizes this is a challenging time for everyone, and we remain deeply committed to the safety of the public and our employees.

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