Placer County Treasurer-Tax Collector Jenine Windeshausen is reminding property owners that they have until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10, to make the second installment of their annual property taxes for the 2007-2008 year. This deadline should not be confused with the federal and state income tax deadline. Pursuant to state law, late property tax payments are subject to an immediate 10 percent penalty and $10 cost. Payments sent by mail must be postmarked no later than April 10. Payments made in person at the Treasurer-Tax Collector's office, 2976 Richardson Drive, Auburn, must be paid by 5 p.m. April 10. For added convenience, a drive-up deposit box in the front of the building as well as one in the lobby of the office are also available. Payments must be deposited in these drop boxes by 5 p.m. April 10. To pay by credit card, debit card or e-check, see www.placer.ca.gov/tax or call toll free 1(866) 482-9768, fees apply. To pay by virtual check, visit www.placer.ca.gov/tax. Taxpayers with questions about their bill may contact the tax collector's staff by calling (530) 889-4120, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Taxpayers may also access tax information either by calling the same phone number and using the 24 hour automated phone system, or by viewing it online at www.placer.ca.gov/-tax. A parcel number is needed to obtain information through the automated phone system or online.