Important Dates

The following schedule is intended to serve as a general guide to property-owners in Orange County, California. Please note that the list below includes only the more significant dates and may not include all items or activities in the regular tax cycle.

July 1 Beginning of the Fiscal Year.
August Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office mails delinquent prior year secured notices.
August 31 Unsecured Tax Delinquency Deadline as of 5:00 p.m. A 10% penalty plus a $75.00 collection fee is added as of 5:00 p.m.
October The Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office mails out original Secured Property Tax bills. In addition, Supplemental Tax bills are mailed throughout the year.

Unsecured Tax liens filed for unpaid unsecured accounts.
November Liens are filed for all delinquent Unsecured Property Taxes and a $75.00 collection fee plus a 1.5% per month penalty is added to the outstanding amount due.
November 1 First Secured Property Tax installment is due; delinquent UNSECURED accounts are charged additional penalties of 1.5% per month until paid.
December 10 First Installment Property Tax Installment Tax Payment Deadline as of 5:00 p.m. A 10% penalty is added after the deadline.
January Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office mails delinquent notice for unpaid First Installment and Supplemental Secured Installments.
February 1 Second Secured Property Tax installment due.
March - July Unsecured Property Tax statements mailed.
April 10
Second Secured Property Tax Installment Tax Payment Deadline as of 5:00 p.m. A 10% penalty plus $23.00 cost is added after the deadline.
May
Treasurer-Tax Collector mails delinquent notices for any unpaid first and second installment taxes and Supplemental Secured Installments
June 30 End of Fiscal Year.
July 1
Delinquent Secured and Secured Supplemental accounts are transferred to delinquent tax roll and additional penalties added at 1.5% per month on any unpaid tax amounts, plus $15.00 redemption fee.

If a delinquent date falls on a weekend or holiday, the delinquent date is the next business day.