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Our office will be closed on July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day.

The Tax Collector's office is closed for in-person transactions until further notice. Many services including paying your Property Taxes are available online. If you have any questions, email [email protected].

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COVID-19 Related Penalty Waiver Information 

If you are 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. 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. 

View or Pay Property Taxes by eCheck, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express 

Property Tax Bill

Temporary Public Service Counter Policies

Author: James W. Hamilton, CPA
Date: 3/17/2020 3:39:30 PM

The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector is implementing temporary policies to minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.


As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector (ACTTC) will be closing access to our Public Service Counter and will be implementing the following procedures in order to minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. We are confident that we can accommodate our core business functions and serve the public without significant disruption. We intend to return to standard Public Service counter procedures as soon as it is safe to do so.

Property Tax Payments

  • We encourage you to make your property tax payments before the April 10, 2020 deadline at our website (https://services.slocountytax.org). Payments by electronic check are available with no processing fee (Routing number and account number required). Payments by credit and debit cards require a 2.39% processing fee, or;
  • Drop your check payment in the outdoor-facing drop box at the Monterey Street entrance of the County Government Center, or;
  • Send your property tax payment to us via postal mail. Please ensure that your payment is postmarked on or before the April 10, 2020 deadline, or;
  • Make a payment over the telephone at (805) 781-5831 (Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM). Electronic check (no fee) and credit and debit card payments (2.39% processing fee) are available, or;
  • If you have no other option but to pay in cash, please email us at [email protected] or call us at (805) 781-5831 (Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM) to make arrangements.

County Business Licenses

  • For existing license holders, you may complete your annual renewal at our business license website (https://services.slocountytax.org/BL), or;
  • Send your renewal payment via postal mail, or;
  • Drop your check payment in the outdoor-facing drop box at the Monterey Street entrance of the New Government Center, or;
  • For new business license applications, please complete the application form located on the County website.
    • Email the completed business license application form to us at [email protected] or;
    • Drop your completed business license application form in the Monterey Street drop box..

Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT)

  • Report and pay your TOT at our TOT website (https://services.slocountytax.org/TOT). or;
  • Send your TOT return and check payment via postal mail, or;
  • Drop your check payment in the outdoor-facing drop box at the Monterey Street entrance of the County Government Center, or;
  • Make your payment via telephone at (805) 781-5831 (eCheck).

Cannabis Business Taxes (CBT)

  • Please email us at [email protected] or call us at (805) 781-5831 to make arrangements to pay CBT.