General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Treasurer-Tax Collector

All About Your Property Taxes

Important Dates

The following schedule is intended to serve as a general guide to the property-owners in El Dorado County, California. Please note that the list below includes only the more significant dates and may not include all items or activities in the regular tax cycle.


January 1 - Date establishing owner of record (lien date). The date taxable value is established and property taxes become a lien on the property. 

July 1 - Beginning of fiscal year

August 1 - Unsecured bills due 

August 31 - Unsecured bill deadline. A 10% penalty plus $10.00 cost is added as of 5:00 p.m.

September (1st week) - Newspaper publication of delinquent taxes with taxpayer names and parcel numbers

September - October - Annual secured property tax bills mailed for current fiscal year.

November 1 - Secured bill first installment due.

December 10 - Secured bill deadline for payment of first installment. A 10% penalty is added as of 5:00 p.m.

February 1 - Secured bill second installment due.

April 10 - Secured bill deadline for payment of second installment. A 10% penalty plus $10.00 cost is added as of 5:00 p.m.

May - June - Delinquent notices mailed for any unpaid current year’s taxes.

June 30 - End of fiscal year – unpaid taxes declared defaulted.

July 1 - Delinquent Secured accounts are transferred to delinquent tax roll and additional penalties and fees applied. 

When the delinquent date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the time of delinquency is 5 p.m. on the next business day.