Although things are starting to return to normal as of June 15th (see blog post), loosened alcohol sales and consumption laws will remain in effect for the remainder of 2021.
With Covid-19 creating several payment delays, please remember that Property taxes have not been extended and are due Friday, April 10th. In a joint statement, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and the California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors affirmed resilience against mounting pressure to delay taxes, stating that counties need property tax revenue to remain afloat as the COVID-19 pandemic put unprecedented strain on the resources they provide, including healthcare, emergency response and homelessness relief. Counties have the authority to forgo late penalty fees; however, all are imposing their authority differently so this is in no way guaranteed.
Property taxes are collected in two equal installments. The first installment, representing July 1st through December 31st is due on November 1st and delinquent on December 10th. The second installment, representing January 1st through June 30th, is due on March 1st and delinquent on April 10th. Payments must be received (not postmarked) by 5:00 on the delinquent date or will be assessed a 10 percent penalty. The penalties increase substantially if not paid by June 30th of that tax year.
Property taxes in Sacramento can be paid at: https://eproptax.saccounty.net/; and for Placer County at: https://www.placer.ca.gov/1417/Credit-Debit-Cards-or-E-Check.