Federal Income Tax Bill Prompts Questions About Pre-Paying Property Taxes

Dec 27, 2017

Pre-Paying Property Taxes

What Sonoma County Property Owners Should Know

The Sonoma County Tax Collector is receiving a number of inquiries from property owners who wish to “pre-pay” property taxes prior to January 1, 2018, resulting from the federal tax bill with a new $10,000 limit on state and local taxes that may be deducted for federal income tax purposes. 

Property owners who wish to pay the second installment of the 2017-2018 property tax bill before January 1, 2018 may do so this month. Payment options are as follows: 

Pay Online 
To make payments online, go to http://www.sonoma-county.org/tax, and select the link to “Pay or view your property taxes online.” Online payments can be made using a credit card, debit card, or E-Check. Please note that there is a 2.34% transaction fee charged on all credit/debit card payments and $1.50 transaction fee on E-Check payments. 

Pay by Telephone 
Credit card, debit card, and E-Check payments are accepted over the telephone. Please note that there is a 2.34% transaction fee charged on all credit/debit card payments and $1.50 transaction fee on E-Check payments. To pay by telephone, call toll-free to 1-888-636-8418. 

Pay by Mail 
Checks should be made out the Sonoma County Tax Collector. Please include the payment stub from the tax bill and mail to:
County of Sonoma Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector P.O. Box 3879 Santa Rosa, CA 95402-3879 

Pay in Person 
Cash, checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks are accepted at 585 Fiscal Drive, Suite 100, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Sonoma County holidays. 

Important notes: Property owners may not pre-pay their 2018-2019 property taxes. The 2018-2019 property tax payments cannot be made until the tax bills are generated and mailed in September/October 2018. 

For additional details, please call the Sonoma County Tax Collector’s office at (707) 565-2281