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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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New Program Allows Taxpayers Pay Annual Property Taxes in Monthly Installments

Author: Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office
Date: 10/16/2018 8:26:04 AM

County Taxpayers can use Easy Smart Pay to make monthly payments for annual property taxes.

Jim Erb, County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector, announced the availability of Easy Smart Pay for county taxpayers who wish to make monthly payments towards their annual property tax bill, instead of paying in one or two installments per year. This program is designed for those who are not already paying through their lender or mortgage company.

“California law doesn’t allow the County to accept monthly payments directly. That’s why we were happy to see Easy Smart Pay create a program that accepts monthly payments from taxpayers and then pays the County when the biannual payments are due”, said Erb.

Easy Smart Pay is a voluntary program created by members of the California State Association of Counties Finance Corporation (CSAC Finance Corp.). If a taxpayer chooses to create an Easy Smart Pay account, they can pay monthly with a credit or debit card or directly from their checking account via ACH. Easy Smart Pay charges 2.25% for credit or debit card payments or 1.75% for checking account payments.