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While most services are available online or via the telephone, limited Tax Collector services are now also available in-person. Please email [email protected] or call (805) 781-5831 to make an appointment. Walk-in service is also available but may be subject to delays.

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COVID-19 Related Penalty Waiver Information 

If you were unable to pay your Property Tax Bill due to impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, please see our news article for information on our COVID-19 Penalty Waiver claim process.  Please complete the appropriate Waiver Request form and turn it in with your tax payment when you are able to pay no later than May 6, 2021.


Online Payments

Please Note: Online payments will include penalties. Please do not pay online if you intend to request a penalty waiver. You can  place your waiver request by phone and, if approved, pay the amount without penalty by calling 805-781-5831. You can also send your payment and penalty waiver request by regular mail 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. 

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Jim Erb and Jim Hamilton with the Board of Supervisors
Jim Erb's Retirement Presentation at the Board of Supervisor's Meeting

County’s First Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator Retires

Author: Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office
Date: 12/13/2018 11:16:00 AM

Jim Erb has retired from the County of San Luis Obispo, effective Saturday, December 15th. Erb was a County employee or elected official for 28 years.

Erb drove many changes at the County, including being the first Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator after the Board of Supervisors combined the offices in 2013. Erb was also responsible for the creation of the County’s first tax on cannabis businesses, dubbed “The Erb Tax” by the San Luis Obispo County Tribune. The cannabis business tax was approved by over 76% of County voters in June, 2018.

Erb worked to save money for the County and taxpayers through several innovations, including the pre-funding of pensions and the modernization of the County’s accounting and property tax systems. Erb also worked to maintain the highest possible Bond Ratings for the County while also maintaining the highest possible Treasury Pool ratings.

On December 11, 2018, the Board of Supervisors appointed Jim Hamilton to serve the remainder of Erb’s term. Jim Hamilton was elected as the next Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator in June, 2018, and was due to be sworn in to the office in January, 2019.