County tax collector sends over 1 million property tax bills

San Diego County Treasurer-Collector Dan McAllister prepares the shipment. County Photo

San Diego County Treasurer-Collector Dan McAllister said his office began sending out more than 1 million secure 2022-23 property tax bills on Monday.

“Property taxes fund essential county and city services,” McAllister said. “Public health, public schools and many other essential services are funded by these taxes, so we encourage taxpayers to pay their taxes as soon as possible. This year, we expect to generate $8.06 billion in property taxes.

The 1,011,364 secure tax invoices are available now on to view and pay. Owners can pay online for free by electronic check. Taxpayers will also receive an immediate email receipt for payment confirmation if they use the online payment system.

The first installment of property tax is due November 1 and becomes overdue after December 10. The second installment is due February 1 and becomes overdue after April 11.

The total amount owed by property taxpayers is $500 million higher than last year’s total of $7.56 billion. Rising house prices and new residential units are contributing to the increase.

Owners who have not received their tax bill by October 31 can find their tax bill information online or call the Treasurer-Collector’s office at 877-829-4732.

Property taxes fund schools, libraries, and other services provided by local cities and the county. To see how taxes are broken down, go to

Esther L. Steinbach