The April 10 deadline to pay the second installment of property taxes is approaching and only 30 percent of the bills have been remitted, San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister said Thursday.

Of the nearly 982,000 invoices that were sent out last September, 590,000 second installments have gone unpaid, with a total value of $1.68 billion, McAllister said.

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“Our branch offices are all ready to serve our taxpayers,” said McAllister. “As a reminder, the downton San Diego branch is the only office that will accept cash. Credit card payments are accepted online and by phone. To avoid credit card fees, pay online through our website via e-check. Pay early and avoid the long lines.”

He said all five offices will be open with extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the due date.

They are located at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 162; 9225 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. in Kearny Mesa; 590 Third Ave. in Chula Vista; 200 S. Magnolia Ave. in El Cajon; and 141 E. Carmel St. in San Marcos.

According to McAllister, late payments will be assessed a 10 percent penalty and $10 fee.

–City News Service