Pay Property Tax Bills

What is the process?

Search: Search for Property

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

Pay Online: Pay Online

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

Pay by Mail: 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

Anyone can use 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.

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

Unsecured Property Taxes must be paid on or before August 31, 2022. 

Unsecured Property Tax Bills were recently mailed. Unsecured property taxes are taxes on such items as business equipment, boats, and airplanes. These taxes are a lien against the assessee, not against real estate. The assessed owner as of January 1, 2022 is responsible for paying these bills, even if they sell or otherwise dispose of the property after January 1, 2022.

For information on property tax amounts due or other property tax related questions, 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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