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Waiver of Penalty Request

Taxpayers may request a waiver of the penalty amount as long as the request is in writing and the principal tax and interest amounts due are paid. Written requests for a waiver of the penalty will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If the waiver is denied, the penalties will be billed at a future date.  Click the button below to file.

Penalty Waiver Request

By ordinance, the City may seek principal, interest and penalties for the current tax year and the prior seven tax years. After the delinquent date each year interest and penalties accrue on all outstanding tax liabilities. The penalty amount is graduated, beginning in the first month at 5% and increasing to a maximum of 40% after the fourth month of delinquency. 

Number of Delinquent Months Additional Penalty Total Penalty
1 5% 5%
2 5% 10%
3 5% 15%
4 5% 20%
5 20% 40%

If you prefer to use a paper form, please complete the following:

Penalty Waiver Form

Please submit to:

200 N. Spring Street, Room 101
Los Angeles, CA 90012