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FAQ Topic: Property taxes

I saw an assessment on my property tax bill. What is it for?

There are a number of special assessments from the City of San Rafael that might appear on your property tax bill. Common assessments are: Library parcel tax imposed by Measure D to maintain San Rafael Public Library services Paramedic tax imposed by ballot measure to maintain rapid emergency response times Clean stormwater activity fee imposed … Continued

What is the library parcel tax and how do I pay it?

In 2016, San Rafael voters renewed a $59/year parcel tax to fund opening hours and services for the San Rafael Public Library.  You pay this tax through your property tax bill. If you are 65 years of age or older by July 1 of the tax year and own occupy your residence in San Rafael, you can … Continued

How do I find out about delinquent property tax?

If you would like to find out if there are delinquent property taxes associated with your property you can look up your parcel number through Marin Map and then search for your property tax bills online. If you find that your property taxes are delinquent, you can pay them  online or by phone at 1-800-985-7277.

What is the paramedic tax and how do I pay it?

Residents and businesses located within San Rafael, Marinwood and unincorporated county islands within San Rafael pay a tax for emergency medical services as a part of their property tax bill. The most recent change to the paramedic tax rate was in 2018; the current tax rates for residential and commercial properties are: Residential:  annual flat … Continued

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