What Is the Penalty on Secured Property Taxes Paid After the Delinquency Date?

What Is the Penalty on Secured Property Taxes Paid After the Delinquency Date?

The penalty for paying secured property taxes after the delinquency date varies according to the jurisdiction. In California, it is 10 percent after 5 p.m. on the first installment's delinquency date and 10 percent plus a cost after the second installment's delinquency date, explains the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector.

As of 2015, the penalty for paying secured property taxes after the delinquency date in Mount Pleasant, New York, ranges from 2 percent to 12 percent, depending on the length of the delinquency, according to the Town of Mount Pleasant. Orange County, Florida, imposes a 3-percent minimum mandatory delinquency charge. If the taxpayer still fails to pay, the county adds an advertising charge, and then places a lien on the property and additional charges, according to the Orange County Tax Collector.