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Property taxes due soon

City News Service | 11/29/2017, midnight

The assessor’s office this week reminded Los Angeles County property owners that the deadline to pay the first installment of their 2017-18 property taxes to avoid a penalty is fast approaching.

Though taxpayers have an extra day this year to make the payment because Dec. 10 falls on a Sunday, Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector Joseph Kelly said it’s not wise to procrastinate too long.

“To avoid late penalties, property owners should not wait until the last day to make payment; please pay early,” he said.

Payments must be postmarked on or before the end of the day on Dec. 11 to avoid a 10-percent penalty.

Property owners who are unable to pay the total amount due can make a partial payment, which reduces the amount of delinquency penalties they will be charged.

Kelly said property owners can find the amount due on any parcel, and answer the majority of any other related questions, by visiting lacountypropertytax.com, or by calling the toll-free Property Tax Information Line at (888) 807-2111.

Payments can be made online at http://lacountypropertytax.com – select "Pay Online" under "Payment Options"; by mail, or in person at 225. N. Hill St., downtown, in the first-floor lobby on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or pay by credit or debit card over the phone by calling (888) 473-0835.