Kern County Treasurer and Tax Collector Jordan Kaufman is reminding the public that the deadline for payment of unsecured property taxes is Aug. 31.

Unsecured (personal) property tax bills are for items such as business equipment, farm equipment, aircraft, boats and similar assets that are not attached to real estate. Unsecured tax bills were mailed on July 17 to all unsecured property owners whose addresses are known to the County Assessor-Recorder and who had ownership of the personal property as of Jan. 1, 2019.

Taxpayers may inquire or make payments on their property taxes in person, by mail, or via the internet. Various methods of payment are available:

• Via mail to: KCTTC, P.O. Box 541004, Los Angeles, CA 90054-1004;

• In person at the Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office located at 1115 Truxtun Ave., second floor, in Bakersfield;

• Via the Treasurer-Tax Collector's website at: kcttc.co.kern.ca.us.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Cards and electronic checks can be used for payments made over the internet. Access the website for additional information.

To avoid a 10 percent penalty, payments must be made on or before Aug. 31. If you have not received your tax bill, you may request a replacement tax bill or you may obtain the amount of taxes due by calling 868-3490 or by emailing the Treasurer-Tax Collector at TTC@KernCounty.com. Property tax, parcel and payment information are also available on the Treasurer-Tax Collector's website at kcttc.co.kern.ca.us.