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Assessor-Recorder needs property owner's current mailing address
March 20, 2013
Are you getting important mail about your property?
You may not if you haven’t kept the Assessor-Recorder informed about any changes of address. This affects such documents as your tax bill, assessment notices, voter information and lien notices against your property.
By law, all information, notices and bills regarding property taxes are mailed to the address that is recorded by the County Assessor-Recorder on the property deed. If that address is not the mailing address of the property owner, these important documents may not get to the property owner.
If the owner of a property changes addresses, or wishes tax billing or other information sent to a different address, they must notify the Assessor- Recorder in writing so future information will reach its intended destination.
Informing the post office is not enough. The post office does not forward mail after one year.
Failure to keep the mailing address current could result in penalties for late tax payments. The California Revenue & Tax Code 2610.5 mandates penalties for late payments. The law states that the "failure to receive a tax bill shall not relieve the lien of taxes, nor shall it prevent the imposition of penalties."
Secured property tax notices are mailed yearly in the fall with delinquency dates of Dec. 10 and April 10. If you do not receive your tax bill by Nov. 1, click here to print a copy of your tax bill or to pay property taxes online.
To update the mailing address for your property, please mail or hand deliver your written request to the Solano County Assessor/Recorder, 675 Texas St., Suite 2700, Fairfield CA 94533-6338. Requests can also be faxed to (707) 784-2475 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.