REMINDER for property owners in Los Angeles County: the 1st installment payment of property taxes is due November 1st. Don’t forget that you can pay online (with no transaction fee) using the LA County online payment system – all you need is your Assessor’s ID number and the PIN number located on your tax bill. If you don’t like paying a lump sum biannually, you can have your lender set up an escrow account with your monthly mortgage payment that amortizes your property taxes over the year. Your lender will then deposit this amount from your escrow account when taxes are due on your behalf. We do this with some of our own properties, which relieves the stress of having to think about these payments and deadlines.