Payment Methods for Businesses

Business Tax and Third Party Assessment Payment Methods


Online Payment

You may pay your Business Tax or Third Party Assessment obligations using a credit card, debit card or E-check.  The maximum online payment amount accepted is $5,000,000. Applicable service fees are listed below.





Credit Card

Online or In Person

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

2.55% of the total payment

Debit Card

Online or In Person

VISA Personal Debit, STAR, NYCE and PULSE, subject to your bank's participation.

2.55% of the total payment ($2.49 minimum)


Online or In Person

The maximum allowable amount to pay by e-check is $5,000,000.00. Not all accounts are acceptable for electronic payments. If you plan to use an account other than a standard bank checking account, check with your financial institution before submitting payment.



The San Francisco Tax Collector does not receive any part of this fee. This fee is non-refundable

ACH and Wire Transfers

Funds may be electronically transferred to the City and County of San Francisco’s account either through the Federal Wire System or ACH. Specific wiring instructions should be provided to your partnering bank. Click on this link to access a copy of the instructions.

Electronic transfers must be received by the San Francisco Tax Collector, on or before the deadline to avoid penalties, interest and other fees.

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

         ·         Credit or Debit Card (see applicable fees above) 

·         Cash