Monday is deadline to pay second property tax installments

San Diego County residents have until Monday to pay the second installment of their 2009-10 property taxes.

Because the traditional April 10 due date falls on a Saturday, the county will accept payments through Monday, April 12, according to county Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister.

“Pay early and avoid the crowds,” McAllister said in a statement. “Payment drop boxes are available if you are short on time and do not want to wait in line.”

According to the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office, 982,000 tax bills were mailed in September and are expected to generate $4.5 billion in revenue.

Payments can be made toll-free at (877) 829-4732, online at, or in person at the County Administration Building on Pacific Highway; 590 Third Ave. in Chula Vista; 200 S. Magnolia Ave. in El Cajon; 9225 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. in Kearny Mesa; and 141 E. Carmel St. in San Marcos.