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Annual property taxes in Riverside County, including the Palm Springs area, are set at a rate of 1.25% of the appraised value of the property. The newly appraised value would be set at your purchase price, even if the previous value were higher or lower.
Riverside County Online Tax Portal
- Riverside Country’s online portal to pay your property taxes online
- Riverside County Tax Collector Home Page
Annual Property Taxes Payable In Two Payments
Annual property taxes in California and here in Riverside County are divided into two payments and paid semi-annually. 50% is due by December 10th with the balance due by April 10th.
If you are purchasing a property via a loan, you can request that your lender add the property taxes to your loan payment each month (called impounding taxes) with the lender then paying the property taxes for you twice annually.
Supplemental Tax Areas
Some communities in the desert may also add a supplemental tax called Mello-Roos that funds new infrastructure for the communities. Minor supplemental taxes may also exist in some cities if voters in those cities elected to raise additional funds for bonds or special projects. Your Realtor can tell you if a property is located in a Mello-Roos area or a city where suplemental taxes apply.