It's that time of year again. Christmas lights are going up, holiday music is starting to get annoying, menora candles are purchased, and the big one: PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE.
This is a bad one to forget because the penalty is high, 10% of the amount due. So if you owe $2500 and you are late the fine is $250, unlike a $35 fine on a credit card.
If you can not find your tax bill you can get it online. In Santa Clara County go to http://payments.scctax.org/payment/jsp/startup.jsp
In San Mateo County go to: http://sanmateocountytaxcollector.org/securedTaxes.html
After you pay them you can enjoy the rest of your holiday season.