Four Ways to Pay Your Property Taxes
You may pay your property taxes online using an electronic check (E -Check). If you plan to use an account other than a standard bank checking account, please check with your financial institution before submitting payment. Neither the County, nor our internet payment service provider, charges you a fee for this service. Your bank, however, may charge for this type of transaction so check with your financial institution. Information on general questions about electronic checks.
Pay with E-Check
You may pay your property taxes online via MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express credit card.
Pay with Credit Card
There is an internet payment fee charged in addition to the property tax amount you pay.
If paying by mail, be sure to have a postmark on the envelope of no later than the last day to pay. Write your parcel number on your check and include your payment coupon if available. Make checks payable to County Tax Collector and mail to:
County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 1817
Santa Cruz, CA 95061 - 1817
Please bring your bill with you, or at least your parcel number. Our address is 701 Oce an St., Room 150, Santa Cruz, California. Tax Collector windows will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except the five business days prior to April 10th and December 10th, and on June 30th when Tax Division windows will be open until 5:00 p.m. If it is near the delinquency date you may experience difficulty in parking and may experience long lines at the cashiering windows