Request for Rental Car Vehicle Property Tax Assessments, Reassessments, Refunds, Property Tax Bills, Payments, Deposits, and Supporting Documents

Robert Teel filed this request with the L.A. County Treasurer and Tax Collector of Los Angeles County, CA.
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From: Robert Teel

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

Please provide all property tax bills, payments received, deposits, refunds, payments made, and records or supporting documents reflecting the personal property taxes billed to, owed by, or paid by rental car companies connection with the vehicles owned by them, including without limitation the rental car companies set forth below, and including without limitation any: (1) vehicle property tax assessments; (2) re-assessments; (3) property tax bills; (4) checks; (5) deposit slips; (6) vouchers; and (7) supporting documents, including without limitation: (a) personal property tax listing forms, (b) valuations, (c) payments, (d) appeals, (e) requests for reassessments, (f) results of appeals and/or reassessments, and (g) refunds.

Partial List of Rental Car Companies

Enterprise Car Rental
Thrifty Car Rental
Hertz Car Rental
Alamo Car Rental
Budget Car Rental
National Car Rental
Dollar Car Rental
Avis Car Rental
Payless Car Rental
Ace Car Rental

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Robert Teel

From: Ingrid Fontenot

Hello Robert,

In order for us to give you an accurate response, please provide the timeline(years) for the items you are requesting.

From: Robert Teel

Thank you for your prompt reply. I am initially requesting the information for at least the last four years (2011-2012, 2012- 2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 (and may possibly need to go further back). Would it be possible for you respond for the 2014-2015 tax year before going back any further? If the information is not going to be useful I do not wish to burden the Treasurer and Tax Collector's office needlessly.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Robert Teel

From: Ingrid Fontenot

My initial research has determined that the County does not assess any vehicles, only the personal property inside the building/office. This may not be useful to you.

From: Robert Teel

Thank you. I was just informed of that as well. May I ask with whom am I corresponding?

Sincerely,
Robert Teel

From: Ingrid Fontenot

You are corresponding with:

Ingrid Fontenot
Chief Tax Services
Unsecured Personal Property Section
213-893-1450

From: Robert Teel

Thank you Ingrid.

Sincerely,
Robert Teel

From: Ingrid Fontenot

Hello Robert,

Per our email communications below, please confirm that you understand and are clear that the County does not assess rental car vehicles, and you withdraw your Public Records Act Request.

Thank you
Ingrid

From: Robert Teel

Thanks Ingrid,

I confirm I have been informed the County does not assess rental car vehicles and therefore you have no responsive documents or records.

Sincerely,

Robert Teel

From: TTC-MAIL

This is an automated message. Please do not respond to this email.

Thank you for contacting us. During this time of year, our email traffic increases significantly and it can take several weeks for us to respond to your inquiry. We ask for your patience.

Please read the following information as it answers the most frequently asked questions we receive after the 1st installment (December 10) delinquency date.

Why was I imposed a penalty?

Property tax payments must be received or USPS postmarked by the delinquency date to avoid penalties. If a payment is received after the delinquency date, with no USPS postmark, the payment is considered late and penalties will be imposed, in accordance with State law.

How much is the penalty?

The 1st installment will be imposed a 10 percent penalty. For example, if the amount due for the 1st installment is $2,000, a 10 percent penalty of $200 will be imposed.

I was late and now I have a penalty. What happens next?

No additional penalties will accrue as long as the outstanding balance and the 2nd installment is paid by April 10, 2016. Since April 10 falls on a Sunday, the delinquency date is extended to Monday, April 11, 2016.

A payment activity notice will be mailed in February. If payment is not received by April 11, 2016, a 10 percent penalty will be imposed on the 2nd installment and a $10 cost.

Can you cancel the penalties?

Penalties are imposed in accordance with State law. The 1st installment is due November 1 and delinquent if not paid by December 10. Under State law penalties can only be cancelled in limited, specific circumstances. For more information, go to ttc.lacounty.gov<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/proptax/SEC_FAQ.htm> and select “FAQ’s” under “Secured Property Taxes.”

How much do I owe?

To find the amount due on a parcel, go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://www.lacountypropertytax.com/portal/contactus/paymentinfo.aspx> and select “How Much Do I Owe” under “Payment Options.” You will need the Assessor Identification Number (AIN) of the parcel. If you do not have the AIN, go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://assessor.lacounty.gov/extranet/Datamaps/Pais.aspx> and select “Property Data & Maps” under “Your Property Value” and input the parcel’s address.

How can I pay?

Save Money! Save Time! Pay Online! Go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://www.lacountypropertytax.com> and select “Pay Online”, under “Payment Options”. There is no charge for electronic check payments. You will need a PIN that is printed on the annual property tax bill, to complete the transaction. Each transaction is limited to $999,999.99. You may also pay online by using a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) or Visa Debit card, which does not require the PIN. However, there are service fees when paying by credit/debit card. Each transaction is limited to $99,999.99, including all service fees. Electronic payments can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and payments are accepted until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the delinquency date.

Taxpayers who send their payments by mail are cautioned that the USPS only postmarks certain mail depending on the type of postage used, and may not postmark mail on the same day deposited by a taxpayer. If mailing on or near the delinquency date, be sure to obtain a Certificate of Mailing. Only official USPS postmarks are acceptable as proof of mailing; the date shown by a postage meter or electronic postage is not a legally acceptable postmark. Mailed payments should be sent to P.O. Box 54018, Los Angeles, CA 90054-0027. To assist taxpayers in understanding how to avoid penalties that could result from postmark issues, the Tax Collector has compiled important related information on how to Avoid Penalties by Understanding Postmarks. Visit our website at ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/Postmarks.htm<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/Postmarks.htm>.

How do I contact your office?

Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Los Angeles County holidays. To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call us at 1(888) 807‑2111, press 1, 2, and then 9 to reach a representative. Our busiest times are between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time before and after these hours.

To subscribe to receive emails from the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector regarding special notices and upcoming events, such as annual property tax deadline reminders, office location updates and other news, go to Email Notification Service at ttc.lacounty.gov/eNotify<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/eNotify> and enter your information.

From: Robert Teel

Thank you for your consideration.

From: Bruce Robert

Dear Mr. Teel,

This email is to confirm that, per State law, rental car vehicles are not assessed property taxes. Based on your email response below dated February 3, 2016, you confirmed that you independently discovered that fact as well. Therefore, this Public Records Request is complete as there are no documents to provide.

Should have any further questions, please contact Ms. Ingrid Fontenot of my staff at (213) 893-1450 or at ifontenot@ttc.lacounty.gov<mailto:ifontenot@ttc.lacounty.gov>.

Sincerely,

Bruce Robert
Operations Chief
Tax Collections Branch/Revenue and Enforcement
Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector
225 North Hill Street, Room 109
Los Angeles, CA. 90012
Phone: (213) 893-7968 / Email: brobert@ttc.lacounty.gov<mailto:brobert@ttc.lacounty.gov>

From: TTC-MAIL

This is an automated message. Please do not respond to this email.

Thank you for contacting us. During this time of year, our email traffic increases significantly and it can take several weeks for us to respond to your inquiry. We ask for your patience.

Please read the following information as it answers the most frequently asked questions we receive after the 1st installment (December 10) delinquency date.

Why was I imposed a penalty?

Property tax payments must be received or USPS postmarked by the delinquency date to avoid penalties. If a payment is received after the delinquency date, with no USPS postmark, the payment is considered late and penalties will be imposed, in accordance with State law.

How much is the penalty?

The 1st installment will be imposed a 10 percent penalty. For example, if the amount due for the 1st installment is $2,000, a 10 percent penalty of $200 will be imposed.

I was late and now I have a penalty. What happens next?

No additional penalties will accrue as long as the outstanding balance and the 2nd installment is paid by April 10, 2016. Since April 10 falls on a Sunday, the delinquency date is extended to Monday, April 11, 2016.

A payment activity notice will be mailed in February. If payment is not received by April 11, 2016, a 10 percent penalty will be imposed on the 2nd installment and a $10 cost.

Can you cancel the penalties?

Penalties are imposed in accordance with State law. The 1st installment is due November 1 and delinquent if not paid by December 10. Under State law penalties can only be cancelled in limited, specific circumstances. For more information, go to ttc.lacounty.gov<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/proptax/SEC_FAQ.htm> and select “FAQ’s” under “Secured Property Taxes.”

How much do I owe?

To find the amount due on a parcel, go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://www.lacountypropertytax.com/portal/contactus/paymentinfo.aspx> and select “How Much Do I Owe” under “Payment Options.” You will need the Assessor Identification Number (AIN) of the parcel. If you do not have the AIN, go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://assessor.lacounty.gov/extranet/Datamaps/Pais.aspx> and select “Property Data & Maps” under “Your Property Value” and input the parcel’s address.

How can I pay?

Save Money! Save Time! Pay Online! Go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://www.lacountypropertytax.com> and select “Pay Online”, under “Payment Options”. There is no charge for electronic check payments. You will need a PIN that is printed on the annual property tax bill, to complete the transaction. Each transaction is limited to $999,999.99. You may also pay online by using a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) or Visa Debit card, which does not require the PIN. However, there are service fees when paying by credit/debit card. Each transaction is limited to $99,999.99, including all service fees. Electronic payments can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and payments are accepted until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the delinquency date.

Taxpayers who send their payments by mail are cautioned that the USPS only postmarks certain mail depending on the type of postage used, and may not postmark mail on the same day deposited by a taxpayer. If mailing on or near the delinquency date, be sure to obtain a Certificate of Mailing. Only official USPS postmarks are acceptable as proof of mailing; the date shown by a postage meter or electronic postage is not a legally acceptable postmark. Mailed payments should be sent to P.O. Box 54018, Los Angeles, CA 90054-0027. To assist taxpayers in understanding how to avoid penalties that could result from postmark issues, the Tax Collector has compiled important related information on how to Avoid Penalties by Understanding Postmarks. Visit our website at ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/Postmarks.htm<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/Postmarks.htm>.

How do I contact your office?

Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Los Angeles County holidays. To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call us at 1(888) 807‑2111, press 1, 2, and then 9 to reach a representative. Our busiest times are between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time before and after these hours.

To subscribe to receive emails from the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector regarding special notices and upcoming events, such as annual property tax deadline reminders, office location updates and other news, go to Email Notification Service at ttc.lacounty.gov/eNotify<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/eNotify> and enter your information.

From: Robert Teel

Thank you Mr. Robert.

From: TTC-MAIL

This is an automated message. Please do not respond to this email.

Thank you for contacting us. During this time of year, our email traffic increases significantly and it can take several weeks for us to respond to your inquiry. We ask for your patience.

Please read the following information as it answers the most frequently asked questions we receive after the 1st installment (December 10) delinquency date.

Why was I imposed a penalty?

Property tax payments must be received or USPS postmarked by the delinquency date to avoid penalties. If a payment is received after the delinquency date, with no USPS postmark, the payment is considered late and penalties will be imposed, in accordance with State law.

How much is the penalty?

The 1st installment will be imposed a 10 percent penalty. For example, if the amount due for the 1st installment is $2,000, a 10 percent penalty of $200 will be imposed.

I was late and now I have a penalty. What happens next?

No additional penalties will accrue as long as the outstanding balance and the 2nd installment is paid by April 10, 2016. Since April 10 falls on a Sunday, the delinquency date is extended to Monday, April 11, 2016.

A payment activity notice will be mailed in February. If payment is not received by April 11, 2016, a 10 percent penalty will be imposed on the 2nd installment and a $10 cost.

Can you cancel the penalties?

Penalties are imposed in accordance with State law. The 1st installment is due November 1 and delinquent if not paid by December 10. Under State law penalties can only be cancelled in limited, specific circumstances. For more information, go to ttc.lacounty.gov<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/proptax/SEC_FAQ.htm> and select “FAQ’s” under “Secured Property Taxes.”

How much do I owe?

To find the amount due on a parcel, go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://www.lacountypropertytax.com/portal/contactus/paymentinfo.aspx> and select “How Much Do I Owe” under “Payment Options.” You will need the Assessor Identification Number (AIN) of the parcel. If you do not have the AIN, go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://assessor.lacounty.gov/extranet/Datamaps/Pais.aspx> and select “Property Data & Maps” under “Your Property Value” and input the parcel’s address.

How can I pay?

Save Money! Save Time! Pay Online! Go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://www.lacountypropertytax.com> and select “Pay Online”, under “Payment Options”. There is no charge for electronic check payments. You will need a PIN that is printed on the annual property tax bill, to complete the transaction. Each transaction is limited to $999,999.99. You may also pay online by using a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) or Visa Debit card, which does not require the PIN. However, there are service fees when paying by credit/debit card. Each transaction is limited to $99,999.99, including all service fees. Electronic payments can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and payments are accepted until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the delinquency date.

Taxpayers who send their payments by mail are cautioned that the USPS only postmarks certain mail depending on the type of postage used, and may not postmark mail on the same day deposited by a taxpayer. If mailing on or near the delinquency date, be sure to obtain a Certificate of Mailing. Only official USPS postmarks are acceptable as proof of mailing; the date shown by a postage meter or electronic postage is not a legally acceptable postmark. Mailed payments should be sent to P.O. Box 54018, Los Angeles, CA 90054-0027. To assist taxpayers in understanding how to avoid penalties that could result from postmark issues, the Tax Collector has compiled important related information on how to Avoid Penalties by Understanding Postmarks. Visit our website at ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/Postmarks.htm<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/Postmarks.htm>.

How do I contact your office?

Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Los Angeles County holidays. To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call us at 1(888) 807‑2111, press 1, 2, and then 9 to reach a representative. Our busiest times are between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time before and after these hours.

To subscribe to receive emails from the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector regarding special notices and upcoming events, such as annual property tax deadline reminders, office location updates and other news, go to Email Notification Service at ttc.lacounty.gov/eNotify<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/eNotify> and enter your information.

From: TTC-MAIL

This is an automated message. Please do not respond to this email.

Thank you for contacting us. During this time of year, our email traffic increases significantly and it can take several weeks for us to respond to your inquiry. We ask for your patience.

Please read the following information as it answers the most frequently asked questions we receive after the 1st installment (December 10) delinquency date.

Why was I imposed a penalty?

Property tax payments must be received or USPS postmarked by the delinquency date to avoid penalties. If a payment is received after the delinquency date, with no USPS postmark, the payment is considered late and penalties will be imposed, in accordance with State law.

How much is the penalty?

The 1st installment will be imposed a 10 percent penalty. For example, if the amount due for the 1st installment is $2,000, a 10 percent penalty of $200 will be imposed.

I was late and now I have a penalty. What happens next?

No additional penalties will accrue as long as the outstanding balance and the 2nd installment is paid by April 10, 2016. Since April 10 falls on a Sunday, the delinquency date is extended to Monday, April 11, 2016.

A payment activity notice will be mailed in February. If payment is not received by April 11, 2016, a 10 percent penalty will be imposed on the 2nd installment and a $10 cost.

Can you cancel the penalties?

Penalties are imposed in accordance with State law. The 1st installment is due November 1 and delinquent if not paid by December 10. Under State law penalties can only be cancelled in limited, specific circumstances. For more information, go to ttc.lacounty.gov<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/proptax/SEC_FAQ.htm> and select “FAQ’s” under “Secured Property Taxes.”

How much do I owe?

To find the amount due on a parcel, go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://www.lacountypropertytax.com/portal/contactus/paymentinfo.aspx> and select “How Much Do I Owe” under “Payment Options.” You will need the Assessor Identification Number (AIN) of the parcel. If you do not have the AIN, go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://assessor.lacounty.gov/extranet/Datamaps/Pais.aspx> and select “Property Data & Maps” under “Your Property Value” and input the parcel’s address.

How can I pay?

Save Money! Save Time! Pay Online! Go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://www.lacountypropertytax.com> and select “Pay Online”, under “Payment Options”. There is no charge for electronic check payments. You will need a PIN that is printed on the annual property tax bill, to complete the transaction. Each transaction is limited to $999,999.99. You may also pay online by using a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) or Visa Debit card, which does not require the PIN. However, there are service fees when paying by credit/debit card. Each transaction is limited to $99,999.99, including all service fees. Electronic payments can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and payments are accepted until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the delinquency date.

Taxpayers who send their payments by mail are cautioned that the USPS only postmarks certain mail depending on the type of postage used, and may not postmark mail on the same day deposited by a taxpayer. If mailing on or near the delinquency date, be sure to obtain a Certificate of Mailing. Only official USPS postmarks are acceptable as proof of mailing; the date shown by a postage meter or electronic postage is not a legally acceptable postmark. Mailed payments should be sent to P.O. Box 54018, Los Angeles, CA 90054-0027. To assist taxpayers in understanding how to avoid penalties that could result from postmark issues, the Tax Collector has compiled important related information on how to Avoid Penalties by Understanding Postmarks. Visit our website at ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/Postmarks.htm<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/Postmarks.htm>.

How do I contact your office?

Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Los Angeles County holidays. To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call us at 1(888) 807‑2111, press 1, 2, and then 9 to reach a representative. Our busiest times are between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time before and after these hours.

To subscribe to receive emails from the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector regarding special notices and upcoming events, such as annual property tax deadline reminders, office location updates and other news, go to Email Notification Service at ttc.lacounty.gov/eNotify<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/eNotify> and enter your information.

From: TTC-MAIL

This is an automated message. Please do not respond to this email.

Thank you for contacting us. During this time of year, our email traffic increases significantly and it can take several weeks for us to respond to your inquiry. We ask for your patience.

Please read the following information as it answers the most frequently asked questions we receive after the 1st installment (December 10) delinquency date.

Why was I imposed a penalty?

Property tax payments must be received or USPS postmarked by the delinquency date to avoid penalties. If a payment is received after the delinquency date, with no USPS postmark, the payment is considered late and penalties will be imposed, in accordance with State law.

How much is the penalty?

The 1st installment will be imposed a 10 percent penalty. For example, if the amount due for the 1st installment is $2,000, a 10 percent penalty of $200 will be imposed.

I was late and now I have a penalty. What happens next?

No additional penalties will accrue as long as the outstanding balance and the 2nd installment is paid by April 10, 2016. Since April 10 falls on a Sunday, the delinquency date is extended to Monday, April 11, 2016.

A payment activity notice will be mailed in February. If payment is not received by April 11, 2016, a 10 percent penalty will be imposed on the 2nd installment and a $10 cost.

Can you cancel the penalties?

Penalties are imposed in accordance with State law. The 1st installment is due November 1 and delinquent if not paid by December 10. Under State law penalties can only be cancelled in limited, specific circumstances. For more information, go to ttc.lacounty.gov<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/proptax/SEC_FAQ.htm> and select “FAQ’s” under “Secured Property Taxes.”

How much do I owe?

To find the amount due on a parcel, go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://www.lacountypropertytax.com/portal/contactus/paymentinfo.aspx> and select “How Much Do I Owe” under “Payment Options.” You will need the Assessor Identification Number (AIN) of the parcel. If you do not have the AIN, go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://assessor.lacounty.gov/extranet/Datamaps/Pais.aspx> and select “Property Data & Maps” under “Your Property Value” and input the parcel’s address.

How can I pay?

Save Money! Save Time! Pay Online! Go to lacountypropertytax.com<http://www.lacountypropertytax.com> and select “Pay Online”, under “Payment Options”. There is no charge for electronic check payments. You will need a PIN that is printed on the annual property tax bill, to complete the transaction. Each transaction is limited to $999,999.99. You may also pay online by using a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) or Visa Debit card, which does not require the PIN. However, there are service fees when paying by credit/debit card. Each transaction is limited to $99,999.99, including all service fees. Electronic payments can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and payments are accepted until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the delinquency date.

Taxpayers who send their payments by mail are cautioned that the USPS only postmarks certain mail depending on the type of postage used, and may not postmark mail on the same day deposited by a taxpayer. If mailing on or near the delinquency date, be sure to obtain a Certificate of Mailing. Only official USPS postmarks are acceptable as proof of mailing; the date shown by a postage meter or electronic postage is not a legally acceptable postmark. Mailed payments should be sent to P.O. Box 54018, Los Angeles, CA 90054-0027. To assist taxpayers in understanding how to avoid penalties that could result from postmark issues, the Tax Collector has compiled important related information on how to Avoid Penalties by Understanding Postmarks. Visit our website at ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/Postmarks.htm<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/Postmarks.htm>.

How do I contact your office?

Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Los Angeles County holidays. To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call us at 1(888) 807‑2111, press 1, 2, and then 9 to reach a representative. Our busiest times are between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time before and after these hours.

To subscribe to receive emails from the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector regarding special notices and upcoming events, such as annual property tax deadline reminders, office location updates and other news, go to Email Notification Service at ttc.lacounty.gov/eNotify<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/eNotify> and enter your information.

From: TTC-MAIL

This is an automated message. Please do not respond to this email.

Thank you for contacting us. During this time of year, our email traffic increases significantly and it can take several weeks for us to respond to your inquiry. We ask for your patience.

Please read the following information as it answers the most frequently asked questions we receive after the second installment (April 10) deadline.

Why did the Tax Collector impose a penalty?

Property tax payments must be received or United States Postal Service postmarked by the delinquency date to avoid penalties. If a payment is received after the delinquency date, with no postmark, the payment is considered late and penalties will be imposed, in accordance with State law. For more information, go to "Avoid Penalties by Understanding Postmarks."<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/Postmarks.htm>

How much is the penalty?

Under State law, a delinquent first installment payment is imposed a 10 percent penalty and a delinquent second installment payment is imposed a 10 percent penalty and a $10 cost. For example, if the amount due for the first installment is $2,000, a 10 percent penalty of $200 will be imposed if the payment is delinquent. If the amount due for the second installment is $2,000, a 10 percent penalty of $200 and a $10 cost (total $210) will be imposed if the payment is delinquent.

I was late and now I have a penalty. What happens next?

No additional penalties will accrue as long as the outstanding balance is paid before June 30, 2017. Delinquency notices will be mailed in early June. Delinquent taxes are not reported on your credit report, but if you have a mortgage lender, they may send you a notice.

Can the Tax Collector cancel the penalties?

Penalties are imposed in accordance with State law. The first installment is due November 1 and delinquent if not paid by December 10. The second installment is due February 1 and delinquent if not paid by April 10. Under State law, penalties can only be canceled in limited, specific circumstances. For more information, visit "Penalty Cancellation Request"<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/PenaltyCancellationRequest/>.

How much do I owe?

To find the amount due on a parcel, go to "How much do I owe?"<http://www.lacountypropertytax.com/portal/contactus/paymentinfo.aspx> You will need the Assessor Identification Number (AIN) of the parcel. If you do not have the AIN, go to "Assessor Portal"<http://portal.assessor.lacounty.gov/> and input the parcel’s address.

How can I pay?

SAVE MONEY! SAVE TIME! PAY ONLINE!

Pay online for free using your checking account and the Personal Identification Number (PIN) from your bill.

If you wish to mail a payment, go to "Payment Methods"<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/proptax/PaymentMethod.htm> for more information.

How do I contact your office?

Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Los Angeles County holidays. To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call us at 1(888) 807‑2111, press 1, 2, and then 9 to reach a representative. Our busiest times are between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time before and after these hours.

To subscribe to receive property tax related emails from the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector regarding special notices and upcoming events, such as annual property tax deadline reminders, office location updates and other news, go to Email Notification Service at "Treasurer and Tax Collector Email Notification Service"<http://ttc.lacounty.gov/eNotify> and enter your information.

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