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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 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.

 

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. 

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

Public Auction of Tax-Defaulted Property

Who can use this service?

Anyone who is at least 18 years of age is eligible to bid, with exception of employees of the San Luis Obispo County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector.

What is the process?

Step 1: Read the Terms and Conditions and Bidder Instructions

Read Terms and Conditions and Bidder Instructions for the auction.

Step 2: Review List of Properties Scheduled for Auction

Step 3: Research the Property

Investigate prior to bidding. All properties are sold "as is". There are no guarantees pertaining to the condition of the properties for sale, including but not limited to access, water, soil, zoning, or permit availability. It is the bidder's responsibility to research the properties in which they are interested. Lack of adequate research may result in the purchase of unusable property, with no entitlement to a refund.

Step 4: Register to Bid

Create an account on the internet auction website at bid4assets.com.

Step 5: Auction Dates

The Internet Public Auction of Tax-Defaulted Properties begins at 8:00 a.m. PDT on Friday, May 15, 2020. The auctions close in staggered groups beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. PDT on Monday, May 18, 2020. 

Is there a charge for this service?

There is no charge to participate in the auction, but the winning bidder must submit payment in full to the San Luis Obispo County Tax Collector within 72 hours after the end of the sale. Payment must be by cashier's check, wire transfer, or cash. Payment instructions will be provided to the winning bidder upon completion of the auction.

When and where is this service offered?

The list of available properties for the current auction is available in February of each year. The auction is held in May of each year and the results are posted after the auction is closed.

San Luis Obispo County does not hold "in-person" public auctions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

 

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. 

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