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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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How to Get Delinquent Property Tax Penalties Waived

Author: James W. Hamilton, CPA
Date: 3/30/2020 5:03:56 PM

Jim Hamilton, San Luis Obispo County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector, announced procedures for taxpayers to request waiver from property tax late charges incurred due to COVID-19 hardships. This announcement follows information released on March 20 announcing the waiver program.


“We recognize many taxpayers are facing difficulties with the upcoming April 10th property tax deadline and we are committed to provide relief where allowed under State Law. Taxpayers able to pay their April installment on time should continue to do so, but this program allows more time for those who have been impacted by COVID-19.  We designed the claim process to be extremely simple and straightforward,” said Hamilton.

Under the announced procedure, property owners who have been impacted will be allowed to claim a waiver of penalties and interest, which are imposed by State law if the property tax bill becomes delinquent.  The second installment of this year’s property tax bills become delinquent if not paid by April 10, 2020. Taxpayers who want to submit a waiver request should do so at the same time they are ready to make their tax payment.

Properties eligible for a penalty waiver are the taxpayer’s primary residence or properties associated with a small business, including vacation rentals. More details and a Waiver Request Form are available online at on the County website.

On March 28th the Tax Collector announced the extension of deadlines to file Transient Occupancy Taxes for lodging operators in the unincorporated areas of the County due to COVID-19 circumstances.

Taxpayers with questions about the waiver request process can contact the Tax Collector’s office at [email protected] or by phone at (805) 781-5831, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.