Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

SANTA ANA, Calif. – COVID-19 has probably had a significant impact on your employment or business, affecting your cash flow and liquidity.  The first installment deadline is Thursday, December 10, to timely pay secured property taxes for fiscal year 2020-2021. An option exists to delay your first and second installment payments if you meet certain criteria, such as operating a small business or living in your home and are unable to deliver your payment by December 10, 2020 and/or April 12, 2021.

The Governor issued an Executive Order that allows the County Treasurer to cancel penalties for small business owners and homeowners who complete and file a penalty cancellation request form and pay the base property taxes on their first and second secured bills by May 6, 2021.  See the complete details on this program and qualifications at

“I encourage those taxpayers that are experiencing liquidity or cash flow issues to review these details to see if they qualify for this program” said Treasurer Shari. L. Freidenrich.  “We encourage these taxpayers who qualify to complete a penalty cancellation request, include a check for the secured base tax amount and pay as soon as they can, but no later than May 6, 2021.”   

Check out our COVID-19 financial tips to protect your money at Other tips and tools on our website are: 

o   Subscribe to text/email payment reminders at

o   View and download our Property Tax eGuides at

§  New Homeowner eGuide

§  Businesses eGuide

o   View all County parcels with links to the bills on a GIS map at

o   Subscribe to our Financial Tip of the Week at

o   View various financial resources for businesses, seniors and military families at

If you have property tax payment questions, please email, or call (714) 834- 3411 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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