Keith Knox, Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector, is in the process of mailing approximately 83,000 Statements of Prior Year Taxes with an attached Special Notice to Los Angeles County property owners. The statement alerts property owners that they have unpaid Annual and/or Supplemental Secured Property Taxes for prior year(s), and their property may become subject to the tax collector’s power to sell. If residential or agricultural property remains tax-defaulted for more than five years, and commercial property or unimproved vacant residential lots remain tax-defaulted for more than three years, we will offer the property for sale at a public auction in accordance with State law. The notice provides important information regarding payment options, the Department’s office location, and office hours.
Mr. Knox advised, “As a result of this mailing, property owners may find it difficult to reach us on the telephone. They may obtain answers to the great majority of their questions, including how to request a copy of a property tax bill, obtain the amount due on any property, or find the tax payment history for the past three fiscal tax years on the Los Angeles County Property Tax Portal at propertytax.lacounty.gov. Property owners may also call the toll-free Property Tax Information Line at 1(888) 807-2111, where automated information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
Property owners can subscribe to receive property tax-related emails from the Treasurer and Tax Collector regarding special notices and upcoming events, such as annual property tax deadline reminders, office location updates and other news. To subscribe, taxpayers may go to Email Notification Service at ttc.lacounty.gov/eNotify.
The State of California Housing Finance Agency has launched the California Mortgage Relief Program to provide up to $20,000 in property tax relief.
The California Mortgage Relief Program covers financial assistance for property taxes. Homeowners must have faced a COVID-19 pandemic-related financial hardship and have missed one property tax payment before June 13, 2022. Funds received never have to be paid back, and there is no cost to apply. Learn more today at CaMortgageRelief.org.
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