Here you'll find services and information for residents and visitors of San Luis Obispo County, including voting information, official records, taxes, community services, employment opportunities with the County, and local areas of interest.

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Transportation and Roads
Child Support Services
County Airport

San Luis Obispo County is home to one of the nation's top rated universities: California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Find information about Cal Poly, Cuesta College, and local public schools here.

California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-1111
Web site:
Cuesta Community College
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
(805) 546-3100
Web site:

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
3350 Education Drive
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 543-7732
Web site:

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Taxes, Fines and Fees

Property Tax, Assessments and Transient Occupancy Tax

Property Tax
Transient Occupancy Tax (Bed Tax)

Traffic Fine Information

Traffic Fines County Fee Information
Fee Schedules

The following list of areas of responsibility may help you to determine which department can assist you with information or answers about property tax questions.


Telephone: (805) 781-5643 Web site: Assessor Responsible for:
  • Assessed values
  • Supplemental values
  • Decline in value
  • Business property tax
  • Boats/aircraft
  • Name/address change
  • Change in ownership
  • Parent-child exclusion
  • Other exclusions
  • Homeowner's exemption
  • Other exemptions
  • Assessment reviews


Telephone: (805) 781-5088 Web site: Clerk-Recorder: Assessment Appeals Responsible for:
  • Recording deeds and documents
  • Assessment appeal filing


Telephone: (805) 781-5048
Web site: Auditor-Controller
Responsible for:
  • Special assessments
  • Refunds (change in taxes due to a change in value)
  • Tax rate areas
  • Revised bills
  • General tax levy
  • Special districts
  • Tract/parcel map estimates
  • Supplemental bills
  • Agency values/revenues
  • Tax rates on voter-approved debt

Treasurer-Tax Collector:

Telephone: (805) 781-5831
Automated Property Tax Information:
(805) 781-5830, then follow the prompts (Have your assessment number with you)
Web site: Treasurer-Tax Collector
Responsible for:
  • Tax billing and collections
  • Public auction
  • Tax payment records
  • Tax-defaulted properties
  • Refunds (over-payment of taxes due)
  • Payment for parcel/tract map bonds
  • Mobilehome tax clearance certificates

Whether you're doing business with the County and would like to submit a bid or proposal, or you own or would like to start a business of your own, you'll find the information you need here—from current bids to business licenses, building permits, regulations, and fictitious business names.

San Luis Obispo County is a great place to do business!

Here you'll find information on starting a new business—from getting a fictitious business name to applying for the permits you'll need.

Be sure to check Other Resources for local area business organizations.

Permits, Licenses and Taxes

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Here you'll find information on property taxes and assessments, business and pet licenses, and building and health permits.

Property Taxes and Assessment

Property Taxes
Transient Occupancy Tax (Bed Tax)

Facility and Building Permits

Building and Construction Permits
Guide to the Building Permit Process
Transportation and Encroachment Permits

Business Licenses

Business License Information
Certifications for Public Records Services

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