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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 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.

 

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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The County earned an award for its FY 2016-17 CAFR.

County Earns Highest Recognition for Financial Transparency

Author: Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office
Date: 5/3/2018 11:57:24 AM

The County Auditor-Controller’s Office recently earned the highest form of recognition in the U.S. and Canada for demonstrating transparency regarding the County’s finances.


The Chicago-based Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the County with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting on April 23 for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2016-17.

“This is a significant accomplishment and shows just how dedicated we are to financial transparency,” said Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector Jim Erb. “The preparation of this document would not have been possible without efficient and dedicated County staff.”

The report was presented to the Board of Supervisors in January 2018 by the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector and was produced in coordination with many County departments. The report was then judged by an impartial GFOA panel to determine if it met the high standards of the awards program, which includes demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate the County’s financial story and motivate others to read the report.

The County is required by state law to publish a complete set of financial statements audited by a firm of licensed certified public accountants. The Brown Armstrong Accountancy Corporation conducted an in dependent audit of the County’s financial statements for the FY 2016-17 report.