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Property Tax Bills have been mailed

November 02, 2012
Santa Paula News

Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector Steven Hintz announced that the Secured Property Tax Bills for the 2012/13 tax year have been mailed.

Property owners who have not received the Fiscal Year 2012/13 secured property tax statement by the end of October should either telephone the office at 654-3744, or send an email request for a duplicate bill to HelpingHand@ventura.org. A “virtual bill” for each Ventura County taxable parcel is available online through the Tax Collector’s website: www.venturapropertytax.org.

Hintz further reported that the 2012/13 tax statement information is currently loaded into his office’s systems and taxpayers can begin to inquire about their 2012/13 bills, as well as make their payments. Payments can be made by U.S. Mail, by visiting the Tax Collector’s Office, or via the Internet from the Tax Collector’s website: www.venturapropertytax.org. A total of 245,775 Secured Property Tax Bills will be issued for 2012/13, representing a total secured tax roll of more than $1.188 billion.

The first installment of the 2012/13 secured property tax is due November 1, 2012, and can be paid without penalty as late as December 10, 2012. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. A payment drop box near the east entrance of the Hall of Administration at the Victoria Avenue County Government Center in Ventura will be available until midnight on December 10, 2012.

Mailing a check with the payment stub remains an efficient way to pay your taxes. Payments postmarked on or before December 10, 2012 will be considered on time. The timeliness of mailed payments is measured by the U.S. Postal Service cancellation mark. The closure of the Oxnard Postal Annex may impact the timely postmark of your payment. Please take this into consideration when mailing your payment. If you must wait until December 10, 2012, it is recommended that you take your payment into the Post Office and have it postmarked in your presence. State law requires that a 10% penalty be collected for all late payments.