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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.


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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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County Begins Collecting Cannabis Business Taxes

Author: Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office
Date: 12/13/2018 8:21:46 AM

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

Cannabis businesses operating in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County have begun to report and remit the 4% cannabis business tax. So far, the County has collected over $40,000 from cannabis businesses.

ACTTC staff is working with cannabis businesses to make reporting as clear and straightforward as possible.

In June, 2018, over 76% of San Luis Obispo County voters approved a tax on cannabis businesses. This tax helps cover the cost of enforcing local regulations for the cannabis industry. While the licensing process for cannabis businesses is still underway, some businesses are operating in the unincorporated areas of the County under the Abeyance Resolution. This resolution, approved by the Board of Supervisors on June 19, 2018, allows a limited number of cannabis businesses to operate while their County licenses are pending.

Last month, the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector (ACTTC) informed these businesses that all revenue generated after July 1, 2018 is taxable. Shortly thereafter, businesses started to report and remit the 4% cannabis business tax.

Any questions about the cannabis business tax should be directed to [email protected] or (805) 781-5831.