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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 1. PROPERTY TAXATION [50 - 5911]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 154. )

PART 5. COLLECTION OF TAXES [2501 - 3205]

  ( Part 5 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 154. )

CHAPTER 2.1. Collection in Equal Installments [2700 - 2708]
  ( Chapter 2.1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 976. )

2700.
  

Notwithstanding Sections 2605, 2606, 2607, 2617, 2618, 2621, and 2624, if so ordered by a resolution of the board of supervisors of any county, this chapter shall be applicable to that county, provided that the resolution shall be adopted prior to the time the county auditor is required to compute and enter on the secured roll the respective amounts due in installments as taxes for the assessment year in which the resolution becomes effective. This chapter shall apply only to that county and shall then apply until otherwise ordered by a resolution of the board of supervisors.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 538, Sec. 611. Effective January 1, 2007.)

2700.1.
  

Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, any tax, assessment, fee or charge to become a lien on land and to be collected with county taxes or other taxes or assessments collected on the secured roll shall be payable in two (2) installments as specified in this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1926.)

2701.
  

Half the taxes on real and personal property on the secured roll are due November 1st, and if the amount is not evenly divisible by two, the odd cent is also due unless the roll shows the odd cent as part of the second installment.

(Amended by Stats. 1949, Ch. 246.)

2702.
  

The second half of taxes on real and personal property on the secured roll is due February 1st.

(Amended by Stats. 1955, Ch. 384.)

2703.
  

The entire tax on the secured roll may be paid when the first half is due. The first half may be paid separately when the first half is due or at any time thereafter until the properties on the current roll become tax defaulted. The second half may be paid separately only if the first half has been paid. The tax collector shall accept payment of current year taxes even though prior year delinquencies on the real property may exist. The acceptance of that payment shall not affect the validity of any sale in satisfaction of a lien for defaulted taxes.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 988, Sec. 8. Effective September 11, 1984.)

2704.
  

All taxes due November 1, if unpaid, are delinquent at 5 p.m., or the close of business, whichever is later, on December 10, and thereafter a delinquent penalty of 10 percent attaches to them.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 532, Sec. 12.)

2705.
  

The second half of taxes on the secured roll, if unpaid, is delinquent at 5 p.m., or the close of business, whichever is later, on April 10, and thereafter a delinquent penalty of 10 percent attaches to it.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 532, Sec. 13.)

2705.5.
  

If December 10 or April 10 falls on Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, the time of delinquency is at 5 p.m., or the close of business, whichever is later, on the next business day. If the board of supervisors, by adoption of an ordinance or resolution, closes the county’s offices for business prior to the time of delinquency on the “next business day” or for that whole day, that day shall be considered a legal holiday for purposes of this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 705, Sec. 21. Effective January 1, 1995.)

2706.
  

After the second installment of taxes on the secured roll is delinquent, the tax collector shall collect a cost of ten dollars ($10) for preparing the delinquent tax records and giving notice of delinquency on each separate valuation on the secured roll of:

(a) Real property, except possessory interests.

(b) Possessory interests.

(c) Personal property cross-secured to real property.

The cost shall be collected even though the property appears on the roll due to a special assessment and no valuation of the property is given.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 694, Sec. 2. Operative July 1, 1983, by Sec. 6 of Ch. 694.)

2707.
  

After the second half of taxes on the secured roll is delinquent, the tax collector shall prepare a delinquent roll. In numerical or alphabetical order, the delinquent roll shall show all information on the secured roll relating to property the taxes on which are delinquent.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 976.)

2708.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in the case of a deficiency in the payment of taxes due and payable pursuant to this chapter, the tax collector, with the approval of the board of supervisors, may accept such partial payment from the taxpayer. Such partial payments are to be applied first to all penalties, interest and costs with the balance being applied to the taxes due. The difference between the amount paid by the taxpayer and the amount due shall be treated as a delinquent tax in the same manner as any other delinquent tax.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 242.)

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