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Dec. 10 is property tax deadline

By December 7, 2010

The delinquent date to pay the first installment of El Dorado County property taxes is Friday, Dec. 10, reports C. L. Raffety, El Dorado County treasurer-tax collector.

The law allows payments to be considered timely if the postmark on the envelope indicates mailing on or before the delinquent date. However, envelopes must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service. Taxpayers are encouraged to mail early.  Unfortunately, regardless of weather, penalties apply if the payment is late.

The address to mail property tax payments is PO Box 678002, Placerville 95667-8002.

Questions regarding direct charges should be directed to the district’s phone number listed on the tax bill.

If there are requests to reduce the assessed value of the property, call the Assessor’s Office at (530) 621-5719. If there are questions on the computation for the tax, call the Auditor-Controller’s Office at (530) 621-5470. Questions regarding the total amount to pay should be directed to the Tax Collector’s Office at (530) 621-5800.

The Tax Collector’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Mailed payments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before Dec. 10 will be accepted as timely.  Tax payments made at the Tax Collector’s Office must be presented by 5 p.m. on Dec. 10. Writing the parcel number(s) on the face of the check ensures payments are credited to the proper parcel.

Special to Village Life

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