Pleasanton residents are among the property owners throughout Alameda County starting to receive their property tax bills for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
More than 430,000 secured roll property tax bills are being mailed this month by Alameda County Treasurer and Tax Collector Henry C. Levy and his office.
The taxes are due in two installments.
The first installment is due Nov. 1 but can be paid through Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. without penalty. Any payment after that time will be charged a 10% delinquency penalty.
The second installment is due Feb. 1 but can be paid through April 10 at 5 p.m. without penalty, after which the 10% delinquency fee will be added.
Of course, both installments can be paid in full when the first installment is due.
Anybody who owns real property in Alameda County and does not receive a tax bill by Nov. 16 should immediately contact the Tax Collector's Office by calling (510) 272-6800, writing to the office or downloading an internet copy at www.acgov.org/treasurer.
Tax bills received for property no longer owned should be forwarded to the new owner or returned to the Tax Collector's Office.
Residents have several options available to pay their property tax bills:
* By eCheck, available 24 hours a day online at www.acgov.org/treasurer.
* By credit card, available 24 hours a day by telephone at 510-272-6800, on the tax collector's website or mobile property app at www.acgov.org/mobile/apps.
* By kiosk, in the tax collector's lobby area at 1221 Oak St., Room 131 in Oakland, allowing taxpayers who visit the office to make payments via credit card or eCheck.
* By mail or in person at the Tax Collector's Office, 1221 Oak St. Room 131, Oakland, CA 94612, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, except for holidays.
County officials recommend payment online, by phone or via the mail to avoid delays at the cashier's window in Oakland.
They also remind residents that supplemental tax bills are additional tax liabilities due to a reassessment of property values and are due on the date the bills are mailed to property owners. People should check the supplemental delinquent dates to be sure to pay the taxes in a timely manner.