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Real Property Tax Bills Due Dates and Delayed Bills

District of Columbia law provides that all taxable real property in the District is subject to an annual levy of tax. A property owner will receive a property tax bill twice a year. The tax should be paid timely to avoid penalties and interest.

Due Dates

Real Property tax bill payments are due twice a year, as follows:

Real Property Tax Bill Payment Due Dates



Due Date**


October 1 - March 31

March 31

2nd Half

April 1 - September 30

September 15

** While most real property tax bills are mailed at the same time, a range of issues can delay the mailing of some of these bills. The due date for these delayed real property tax bills is adjusted accordingly.