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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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Emerald green hills on the way to Cambria
Emerald green hills on the way to Cambria. Photo by Giovanna Woods.

County Commended 31 Consecutive Years for Financial Reporting

Author: Gordon Eiland
Date: 9/15/2017 4:13:38 PM

The County once again received a prestigious award recognizing excellence in financial reporting, which demonstrates the County's commitment to keeping the public informed and being transparent with the people it serves.

The County of San Luis Obispo recently received the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting for the 31st consecutive year.

Government Finance Officers Association of the Unites States and Canada (GFOA). Awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the County for its FY 2015-16 Comprehensive Financial Report. This represents a significant accomplishment by a government agency and demonstrates that the County is managing its finances well, County officials say.

“This award reflects the continuing hard work and high standards of staff who account for the county’s finances on a daily basis," said Jim Erb, County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector. "This also represents our status as a World Class organization. I encourage all San Luis Obispo County citizens  to review  their County government’s finances at any time by viewing this report.”

The County’s most recent comprehensive financial report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of disclosure” to clearly communicate the County’s financial story and motivate people to read the report.