Pay Property Tax Bills

What is the process?

Search for Property

Search for property by assessment number, mailing address, or assessee name at

Pay Online

Property taxes can be paid online at any time of day at

Or Pay by Mail

If paying by mail, please make the check payable to:

County Tax Collector (or "SLOCTC")
1055 Monterey St., Room D-290
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408-1003

Please remember to:

  • Sign Your Check or Money Order
  • Write the Assessment Number(s) being paid on your Check or Money Order
  • Enclose Payment Stub(s)
  • Avoid Using Paper Clips, Staples, or Tape

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

There is no additional charge for payments by "paper" check or by eCheck (requires routing and account number from your checking or savings account).

Payments made by credit card or debit card require a 2.35% processing fee (paid to the payment processor) with a minimum processing charge of $1.49.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

  • 24/7 online at
  • By phone (Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM, except holidays): (805) 781-5831
  • In person at the Tax Collector's Office (1055 Monterey St., Rm. D-290, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408)

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions

After April 10th, the Second Installment of the Annual Property Tax Bill must be paid with a 10% penalty and a delinquent cost. 

After the delinquency date of April 10th, California law requires that a 10% penalty and a delinquent cost be imposed on second installments.  If you have questions about your tax bill, please contact the Tax Collector by email at [email protected] or by phone at (805) 781-5831.

If paying online: e-Check is free; fee for using credit or debit card. 

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