COVID-19 Related Penalty Waiver Information 

If you are unable to pay the 2nd installment of your Annual Secured Property Tax Bill due to impacts of the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration or Shelter-at-Home order, please see our news article for information on our COVID-19 Penalty Waiver claim process.  Please complete the Waiver Request form and turn it in with your tax payment when you are able to pay.

 

Timely Payments

If you are able to make your payment on or before the April 10th deadline, please click the link below to pay online, OR mail your payment to County Tax Collector 1055 Monterey St. Rm D-290, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408.

Please contact the Tax Collector at [email protected] or (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 

 

Dear Constituents, County Departments, and partner Governmental Agencies,

The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office wishes the best for you, your families and staff under these challenging circumstances.  We want to assure you that our office is adapting to changing staffing and working conditions with the commitment to provide the services you rely on at the highest level possible.  We have adapted to operational changes and, with the exception of our Public Counter closure, all business functions and customer support channels are fully staffed with no change to business hours or turnaround times.  We are available by phone or email, offer many services online, and last week put in place a Monterey Street drop box available 24/7.

We are particularly sensitive to difficulties individual taxpayers and business owners are experiencing.  We pledge to work with you to accommodate individual situations in meeting Property Tax, Transient Occupancy Tax, Cannabis Business Tax, and Business License fee obligations with flexibility and to provide relief to the maximum extent allowed under State and Local laws. 

We appreciate your patience as we continue to adapt to changing circumstances both within our office and throughout the community.  Please look for updated information on our website and do not hesitate to contact our staff with any questions or concerns.

Take Care,

James W. Hamilton

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.

Important Dates

Second Installments of 2019/20 Annual Secured Property Tax Bills are due as of February 1st. 

The second installment of the 2019/20 Annual Secured Property Tax Bill is due February 1st and will become delinquent if not paid on or before April 10th. 

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

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

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 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. 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.

Featured News

Avila Beach and Pier Click to view article, County's Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Deadline Extended

County's Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Deadline Extended

Lodging operators in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County can defer payment of TOT due in March and April until September.

Property Tax Bill Click to view article, Temporary Public Service Counter Policies

Temporary Public Service Counter Policies

The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector is implementing temporary policies to minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

 Click to view article, Fitch Ratings Gives County of SLO Top Credit Rating

Fitch Ratings Gives County of SLO Top Credit Rating

The strong credit rating saves taxpayer dollars by allowing the County to pay lower interest rates on bonds issued to finance vital projects, such as the new Animal Services Facility.

Secured Property Tax Bill Click to view article, New Program Allows Taxpayers Pay Annual Property Taxes in Monthly Installments

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.

COVID-19 Related Penalty Waiver Information 

If you are unable to pay the 2nd installment of your Annual Secured Property Tax Bill due to impacts of the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration or Shelter-at-Home order, please see our news article for information on our COVID-19 Penalty Waiver claim process.  Please complete the Waiver Request form and turn it in with your tax payment when you are able to pay.

 

Timely Payments

If you are able to make your payment on or before the April 10th deadline, please click the link below to pay online, OR mail your payment to County Tax Collector 1055 Monterey St. Rm D-290, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408.

Please contact the Tax Collector at [email protected] or (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