Electronic Fund Transfer Requirements for Property Tax Bill Payments


In accordance with the State of California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 2503.2 (b), all taxpayers who have a tax liability of $25,000.00 or more per installment are subject to an electronic payment requirement.

Effective December 2000, Riverside County elected to require that property tax payments of $25,000.00 or more per installment should be paid on our Online Information and Payment System. Payments can be made on this system, at no cost by choosing the e-Check payment method (a convenience fee is added to all payments made via credit card). Payments can also be made by wire transfer. Failure to comply could result in the payment being returned as if no payment had been attempted and the applicable penalties and costs would apply.

If you are making payment for more than 15 parcels, whether or not the parcels are subject to the Electronic Fund Transfer Requirement, please complete an on online payment file on our website under online payment files. Utilizing this system will allow you to use prior transactions submitted via payment file as templates. Follow the instructions provided to receive a login and password to access the system. Please note: at this time the online payment file application is only for payment of current secured taxes. You are not able to create a payment for supplemental, prior year or unsecured taxes on the online payment file system.

You can also make payment for multiple assessments on our Online Information and Payment System. Please note: if you choose to make your payment via this option you will not be able to use prior transactions as templates. Each assessment must be added to your payment list. You can then pay for all assessments on your list.

If you are making payment via wire, and paying less than 15 parcels, supplemental taxes, prior year taxes, or unsecured taxes, please provide written notification of what assessment number(s) are being paid, the date the funds will be wired to our account, and the amount being wired. Also, include a contact name, phone number and address. Without this information, your payment will not be credited immediately and the wire could be returned resulting in additional costs and penalties applied to your account(s). <  Please retain your bank confirmation for your records.<  You may submit your notification of payment via e-mail at or by FAX at (951) 955-3923.<  If you elect to pay through our Online Information and Payment System, no further action is required.

If you have any questions, or would like to obtain wiring instructions, please contact Courtney Smith at (951) 955-3264 or by email at


Thank you,

Jon Christensen
Treasurer-Tax Collector

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