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Tax bills in the mail to property owners in Alameda County

1st of 2 installments due by Dec. 10 of taxpayers face 10% penalty

More than 424,000 secured roll property tax bills for the Fiscal Year 2010-2011 amounting to $2.61 billion have been mailed by Alameda County Treasurer and Tax Collector Donald R. White to all real property owners of record in the Alameda County Assessor's Office.

The secured roll taxes due are payable by two installments. The first installment is due on Nov. 1, 2010 and is delinquent at 5 p.m. Dec. 10, 2010, after which a 10% delinquent penalty is charged. The second installment is due on Feb. 1, 2011 and is delinquent at 5 p.m. April 11 after which a 10% delinquent is charged. along with an added late fee of $10. Both installments may be paid when the first installment is due.

White said there are several payment options:

by mail or in person at the County Tax Collector's Office, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, Ca 94612, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, holidays excepted

by credit card, available 24 hours a day by telephone at 510-272-6800, or online at www.acgov.org

by Echeck, available 24 hours a day online at www.acgov.org

by KIOSK, located in the Tax Collector's lobby area allowing taxpayers who visit the office to make payments via credit card and/or Echeck

Payment by mail, telephone or online is recommended to avoid delays at the cashier's window

Real property owners who do not receive their tax bill by Nov. 16, 2010 should notify the Tax Collector's Office by calling (510) 272-6800, or by writing to the office.

Tax bills received for property no longer owned should be forwarded to the new owner or returned to the Tax Collector's Office.

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