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"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."

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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 unpaid second installments.

Please contact the Tax Collector at [email protected] or at (805) 781-5831 if you have questions about your tax bill. 

View or Pay Property Taxes by eCheck, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express

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 Comprehensive Annual 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.

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.

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County Begins Collecting Cannabis Business Taxes

The County has started receiving Cannabis Business Taxes (CBT). The 4% tax on gross receipts became effective as of July 1, 2018.

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Property Tax Bill

New Program Allows Taxpayers Pay Annual Property Taxes in Monthly Installments

County Taxpayers can use Easy Smart Pay to make monthly payments for annual property taxes.

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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 unpaid second installments.

Please contact the Tax Collector at [email protected] or at (805) 781-5831 if you have questions about your tax bill. 

View or Pay Property Taxes by eCheck, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express