Second installment of property taxes due today

Today is the deadline for San Diego County residents to make second-installment property tax payments for 2009-10.

“Pay early and avoid the crowds,” county Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister said. “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, representing about $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.