Property Taxes in San Diego County

Annual property taxes in San Diego County generally cost about 1.25% of the purchase price.  For Example, if you buy a $700,000 home, multiply $700,000 by 0.0125 to get $8,725. This will be the approximate amount you will pay for the year for property taxes.

Depending on the time of year you make your purchase, your lender will require some of this amount with your closing costs.  You can elect to have your monthly payment amount added to your monthly loan payment.  Then the lender will make the tax payment when due.  This is called an impound account.

You total property tax bill is a combination of your property’s assessed value multiplied by the local tax rate plus any special assessments for that area.  Every area of San Diego County is different when it comes to property tax rates.  Some areas have a tax called Mello-Roos.  So depending on where you will live, your total property tax bill can range from 1.0% to 2% of the assessed value of the home.

For a list of current property taxes for different areas of San Diego, visit the San Diego County Treasurer.   (

To find the current property tax bill for a specific property, visit the County Tax Collector.  ( )