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Method of Payment

Online Payment

You may pay secured, supplemental, escape, and redemption  property tax online using a credit card, debit card or E-check. Please click here to view the convenience fee for online payments.

Payment Over the Telephone

You may pay secured, supplemental, escape, and redemption property tax bills over the telephone by calling 1-800-890-1950. A credit card or debit card is accepted over the telephone. Please click here to view the convenience fee chart for telephone payments.

Online banking through your bank or bill payment service

Online banking requires you to use the ACCOUNT NUMBER shown on the tax bill. Enter payee "SF Tax Collector Property Tax ". Payment must be scheduled to ensure that it is received in our office by the delinquency date shown on the tax bill to avoid penalties.

Payment By Mail

The envelope containing your tax bill also contains payment stubs for each installment and two preaddressed envelopes that ensure prompt handling of your payment. Checks and money orders should be made payable to SF Tax Collector and should have the Block and Lot Number written on them. Your canceled check or money order stub serves as your receipt. NEVER SEND CASH. Be sure to mail early so that your envelope is postmarked before the delinquent date. The mailing address is:

  • City and County Tax Collector
    Real Estate Tax
    P.O. Box 7426
    San Francisco, CA 94120-7426

Payment In Person

You may pay your property taxes in person at the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector. We are located at:

  • City Hall - Room 140
    1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (between Grove and McAllister)
    San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Acceptable forms of payment in person include the following:
  • Check, Money Order, or Cashier's check
  • Cash

 

Wire Transfer Payment

Pursuant to California Revenue and Taxation Code section 2503.2, if you plan to make an aggregate payment of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or more on the two most recent installments of secured taxes or on the one installment of the most recent unsecured tax, you are required to make your payment via Wire Transfer.

The WIRE TRANSFER must be completed before the tax payment delinquent dates shown on your tax bill. Please click on link below for wiring instructions.

Wire Transfer Instructions (pdf)

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