Auditor – Controller – Treasurer – Tax Collector – Public Administrator


The first installments of the annual 2021/22 secure property tax invoices are due from November 1.

The first installment of the 2021/22 annual secure property tax bill is due on November 1 and will become unpaid if not paid by December 10 at the latest. If you have not received your invoice, please contact the collector at (805) 781-5831.

If you pay online: e-Check is free; charges for using a credit or debit card.

Welcome to the San Luis Obispo County Auditor-Comptroller-Treasurer-Tax Collector website

Our staff have worked hard to provide you with online services that provide useful information about our office, our work, and our fiduciary duty to protect the County’s financial resources.

“I am honored to be entrusted with the duties of this office and I am committed to upholding the tradition of prudent management of public funds for the benefit of the citizens of San Luis Obispo County. I am committed to fulfilling these functions with an emphasis on transparency. , innovation, professionalism, and to treat every taxpayer with fairness and a high level of service. “

Thank you for visiting our site and if you need additional information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Important appointments

After December 10, the first installment of the annual property tax bill must be paid with a 10% penalty and an overdue cost.

After the delinquency date of December 10, california law requires that a 10% penalty and late fees be imposed on second installments.

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

Office functions

The auditor-controller-treasurer-tax collector is the chief financial officer of the county government.

The Office builds public confidence by acting as the custodian of administered funds for the county, cities, schools and special districts and by providing an independent source of financial information and analysis.

The Auditor-Controller Division performs all accounting and auditing functions of county government and serves as an independent source of financial information and analysis for the public, local government agencies, county departments and all other stakeholders. The division also provides financial reports, including the full annual financial report.

The Treasury Division protects and invests county funds, including funds for school districts and other local agencies. The Treasury also provides information on the performance of investments.

The Collector’s Division is responsible for issuing secure (real estate) and non-secure (businesses, boats, planes) tax accounts. Online payments are available. The collector also issues county business licenses and collects transitional occupancy tax (TOT, or “hotel tax”) in unincorporated areas of the county. In 2018, the Tax Collectors Division began collecting cannabis taxes (CBT).

The Public Administrator Division is responsible for administering estates for deceased county residents when no other party is willing and able to administer such estates.

The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector also offers a hotline to report fraud or waste in the county.

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The first installments of the annual 2021/22 secure property tax invoices are due from November 1.

The first installment of the 2021/22 annual secure property tax bill is due on November 1 and will become unpaid if not paid by December 10 at the latest. If you have not received your invoice, please contact the collector at (805) 781-5831.

If you pay online: e-Check is free; charges for using a credit or debit card.


Esther L. Steinbach