The Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector serves as the banker, tax collector, collection agent, and investment officer for the City and County of San Francisco.
City Hall Offices Closed to the Public
Due to the San Francisco Department of Public Health Order for City residents to shelter in place, our City Hall offices will be closed to the public through May 1, 2020. To make a tax or fee payment, please either pay online or by US mail. Click here for property tax payment options and click here for business tax and fee payment options. Remember, in-person payments at City Hall will not be available during this time. If you have any further questions, please visit our Help Center or call 311.
Deferral of Business Taxes and License Fees
The City of San Francisco is taking measures to support small businesses in San Francisco who are experiencing a slowdown in business as a result of COVID‑19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus. As part of this citywide effort, the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector will defer taxes for certain businesses and defer license fees. Learn more.
Property Tax Deadline Extended to May 4
As the San Francisco shelter-in-place order has been extended and in accordance with state law, the new property tax deadline is May 4, 2020 (the first business day after the shelter-in-place order is lifted). Taxpayers who are unable to pay by this date for reasons related to COVID-19 should submit a request for a penalty waiver online. Please note that penalty waiver requests will not accepted until after the property tax deadline.
José Cisneros is the elected Treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco. As Treasurer, he serves as the City’s banker and Chief Investment Officer, managing all tax and revenue collection for San Francisco. Appointed in 2004, and first elected in 2005, Cisneros has used his experience in the tech and banking industries to enhance and modernize taxpayer systems and successfully manage the City’s portfolio through a major recession.
Treasurer Cisneros believes that his role of safeguarding the City’s money extends to all San Francisco residents, and continues to expand his role as a financial educator and advocate for low-income San Franciscans through award-winning programs like Kindergarten to College, Bank On San Francisco and the Financial Justice Project. Cisneros served as Vice Chair on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, and is currently Co-Chair of the Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition.