The role of Assessor's Office in County Government is to discover, inventory, and value all real and personal property in the county. The valuations are then passed forward to the office of the Auditor Controller, Treasurer, Tax Collector, Public Administrator, which applies the correct tax rate, creates property tax bills, mails the bills and then collects the property taxes. Other responsibilities of the Assessor include creating and maintaining assessment maps for all real property in the County of San Luis Obispo. We also track and update property ownership records for all property in the county.
For Information regarding tax rates please see the Auditor Controller, for tax bills, tax collection and tax refunds please see the Tax Collector, for information on Special Assessments or Maintenance District fees please see the Auditor Controller.
Taking Property Records into the Digital Age
A project of monumental proportions is taking place at the County Assessor's Office over the next year or so.
Property Tax Cycle, Explained
Assessor's Office Transitions to Digital Files
On October 17, 2017, the County Board of Supervisors approved the Assessor Records Transition Project, a joint effort by the Assessor and Information Technology departments. One year later, on October 17, 2018, the Assessor completed the digitization of all property files located in the San Luis Obispo office.