COVID-19 and the April 10 Property Tax Deadline

Statement from Bob Minahen, Treasurer and Tax Collector, regarding COVID-19 and the April 10 Property Tax Deadline

I understand that this is a very stressful time, especially for those suffering direct effects from this public health crisis, and my office is committed to helping in any way we can. Napa County property owners affected by the COVID-19 virus may have late penalties cancelled if they are unable to pay their property taxes by the April 10 deadline.

We have no authority to extend the April 10 deadline, as outlined by State Law. However, beginning on April 11, the day after property taxes are due, people unable to pay on time for reasons related to COVID-19 may submit a request for penalty cancellation online. The department has set up a special team to process these requests for those who demonstrate they were affected by the outbreak.

We encourage all property owners who can pay their taxes on time to do so. This revenue helps keep the government running and providing vital services that the public relies on, especially in times like these.

Since County departments are currently lightly staffed during this emergency, there will be reduced in-person payments. To avoid potential lines and delays, we encourage taxpayers to pay online, via telephone or by mail. There is no cost for e-Check payments online.  For online credit/debit card transactions, our card payment processor charges a 2.32 percent service fee.

We have developed responses to our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Taxpayers can also visit the County’s Property Tax Payment web page to review payment methods and several other online self-service options. Taxpayers may also call 707-253-4327 for additional information.