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Do you have information for new property owners?
  What to expect:

Annual property tax bills are mailed every year in October to the owner of record as of January 1 of that year. If you do not receive the original bill by November 1, contact the County Tax Collector or Assessor for a duplicate bill. Note, the original bill may still have the prior owner’s name on it the first year.

You should also expect to receive either one or two separate supplemental bills, which are in addition to your annual bill. These supplemental bills are for the difference in value between your new value and the seller’s prior value. Supplemental bills are generally issued between three months to one year after you acquired the property. After you receive these supplemental bills, you can expect to receive only one bill a year thereafter. However, new supplemental bills will be created if there is another change in ownership or new construction event occurring on the property. Generally, supplemental taxes are not covered by impound accounts, and you are directly responsible for making payments.

Annual taxes are payable in two installments, the first is due November 1. It becomes delinquent if not paid by December 10. The second installment is due February 1, and becomes delinquent if not paid by April 10. Supplemental bills will have unique due dates as shown on the bill.

Locating tax amounts and payment status can be accessed throughout the year on the Tax Collector’s website at http://ttc.lacounty.gov/. You will need your Assessor's Identification Number (AIN) to use this feature.

If you purchased a home or condominium in a new development:

It is possible your property tax parcel number may not be created as of your purchase date or by the time the first annual taxes are due. If your property address is not yet on our records, you will need your legal description and Assessors Identification Number in order to properly index your situation with the County Assessor and County Tax Collector. You can locate this on your deed or title report. County Assessor staff should then be able to tell you when your first annual bill will be assessed and what to expect.

If you would like additional information regarding this subject, you may submit your question to our public service staff by using our Public Inquiry Form.
 
  Posted by Property Tax Portal, Tuesday, February 01, 2005
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