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

After April 12th, the Second Installment of the Annual Property Tax Bill must be paid with a 10% penalty and a delinquent cost. 

After the Delinquency Date of April 12th, California Law requires that a 10% penalty and a delinquent cost be imposed on unpaid 2nd installments.

Please contact the Tax Collector at  [email protected] or at (805) 781-5831 if you have questions about your tax bill. 

If paying online: e-Check is free; fee for using credit or debit card. 

 

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.