Welcome to the San Luis Obispo County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Website
Our staff have worked hard to provide you with online services that provide useful information about our office, our work and our fiduciary obligation to safe-keep the County's financial resources.
"I am honored to be entrusted with the duties of this office, and am committed to preserving the tradition of prudent management of public funds for the benefit of the citizens of San Luis Obispo County. I pledge to fulfill these duties with an emphasis on transparency, innovation, professionalism, and to treat every taxpayer with fairness and a high level of service."
Thank you for visiting our site and if you require additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Functions of the Office
The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector is the Chief Financial Officer for the County Government.
The Office enhances the public’s trust by acting as a guardian of funds administered for the County, cities, schools, and special districts and by providing an independent source of financial information and analysis.
The Auditor-Controller Division provides for all accounting and auditing functions of County government and serves as an independent source of financial information and analysis for the public, local governmental agencies, County departments, and all other stakeholders. The division also provides financial reporting, including the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.
The Treasury Division safeguards and invests County funds, including funds for school districts and other local agencies. The Treasury also provides information about investment performance.
The Tax Collector Division is responsible for issuing Secured (real estate) and Unsecured (businesses, boats, planes) tax bills. Online payments are available. The Tax Collector also issues County Business Licenses and collects Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT, or "Hotel Tax") in the unincorporated areas of the County. In 2018, the Tax Collector Division started collecting Cannabis Business Taxes (CBT).
The Public Administrator Division is responsible for administering the estates of deceased county residents when no other party is willing and able to administer these estates.
The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector also offers a Whistleblower Hotline, for reporting fraud or waste within the County.
Unpaid Current Year Property Taxes?
You may have recently received a letter summarizing any unpaid taxes for your property. Visit the Tax Collector's View or Pay Property Taxes link for the current status of your property or to pay your unpaid property taxes. After June 30, 2023, additional feels and interest begin accruing on unpaid property taxes.
Please contact the Tax Collector by email at [email protected] or by phone at (805) 781-5831 if you have questions about your tax bill.
If paying online: e-Check is free; fee for using credit or debit card.