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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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First Installments of 2020/21 Annual Secured Property Tax Bills are due as of November 1st. 

The first installment of the 2020/21 Annual Secured Property Tax Bill is due November 1st and will become delinquent if not paid on or before December 10th. If you have not received your bill, please contact the Tax Collector at (805) 781-5831. 

COVID-19 Related Penalty Waiver Information 

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.

Please contact the Tax Collector at [email protected] or (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. 

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

County Business Licenses

What is the process?

Step 1: Information to bring to apply for a license

  • Name of Business (You may file a fictitious business name)
  • Name and Address of Owner of Business Location (if not the same as applicant)
  • Name of Corporation Officers and Address of Home Office
  • Mail Order Business may be requested to submit a copy of its catalog for review
  • If you are not the owner of the physical location of your business, the County Department of Planning and Building may require a written statement from the owner of the property granting permission to operate the business at that location.

Step 2: Receive approval for land use

Once you have applied for a County Business License, you need to be approved for a Business License Zoning Clearance.

  • Visit the Department of Planning and Building
  • If you are not the property owner for the business location, please provide written authorization from the property owner for your proposed business use.

Step 3: Receive approval from any other required agencies

Certain business types may require additional review and approval from other agencies. For example, a restaurant will require an inspection and permit from the County Health Agency.

Tax Collector staff will be happy to review your County Business License application with you and direct you to the appropriate agencies.

Who can use this service?

Individuals or corporations who sell merchandise or provide a service for a fee in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County (outside city limits) may need this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

Currently, most County Business Licenses require a $43 application fee. Most licenses then require a $34 renewal fee annually (a $4 required fee for the State Disability Access program is included in the application fee and renewal fee).

Certain special license types require additional fees. Please contact the ACTTC to confirm specific license fees.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Renew an existing Business License

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions

First Installments of 2020/21 Annual Secured Property Tax Bills are due as of November 1st. 

The first installment of the 2020/21 Annual Secured Property Tax Bill is due November 1st and will become delinquent if not paid on or before December 10th. If you have not received your bill, please contact the Tax Collector at (805) 781-5831. 

COVID-19 Related Penalty Waiver Information 

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.

Please contact the Tax Collector at [email protected] or (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. 

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