How to Read Your Property Tax Bill

Sample tax bill - Click on a red number to go to the detailed explanation below:

 

How to Read your Tax Billvolumeblock and lot numberaccount numbertax rateproperty locationowner of recordmailing addressassessment informationnet taxable valuedirect charges and/or special assessmentstotal duesample tax bill
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  1. Volume
    The city is divided into 45 volumes -- your volume number indicates the section where your property is located.
  2. Block and Lot Number
    Property is described by Block and Lot numbers according to the city's assessment map.
  3. Account Number
    This is the nine-digit number or string (sometimes alphanumeric) that uniquely identifies a property for use in payment via "Bill Pay" services..
  4. Tax Rate
    The annual tax rate is recommended by the Controller, adopted by the Board of Supervisors and approved by the Mayor. The tax rate varies slightly from year to year.
  5. Property location
    Address of the home, building, or vacant lot.
  6. Owner of Record
    Property owner as of January 1, each year.
  7. Mailing Address
    Contact the Office of the Assessor-Recorder to update your mailing address.
  8. Assessment Information
    For more information on how the assessed value is determined, contact the Office of the Assessor-Recorder.
  9. Net Taxable Value
    (Gross Taxable Value of your property) - (Exemptions)
  10. Direct Charges and/or Special Assessments
    Additional fees or outstanding city debts may be added to your property tax bill by other city departments. Contact the appropriate department (listed below) directly for further information:
    Code DESCRIPTION PHONE
    29 RENT STABILIZATION (415) 701-2311
    31 CIVIC CENTER CBD (415) 658-7979
    32 GTR RINCON HILL CBD (415) 536-5880
    33 DOGPATCH POTRERO GBD (415) 851-1570
    34 TRANSBAY CFD 2014-1 (877) 561-8293
    35 ABAG CFD 2004-1 (877) 561-8293
    36 FIRE INSPECTION (415) 558-3300
    37 FIRE PROTECTION (415) 558-3300
    38 HUNTERS POINT CFD 7 (877) 561-8293
    39 REDEVELOPMENT CFD (877) 561-8293
    40 MB MAINTENANCE CFD 5 (877) 561-8293
    41 MB SOUTH CFD #6 (877) 561-8293
    42 DPH REINSPECTION FEE (415) 554-2500
    43 ALLIANCE NRG PROGRAM (800) 969-4382
    44 TIME SHARE FEE (415) 554-5596
    45 DELINQUENT TSFR TAX (415) 554-5596
    46 SF BAY RESTORATION AUTH (888) 508-8157
    47 JAPANTOWN CBD (415) 346-1239
    48 PENAL ASSESSMENT (415) 554-5596
    50 SIDEWALK REPAIR (415) 554-4502
    54 UNDERGROUND ST (415) 554-6167
    55 BUILDING INSPECTION (415) 558-6088
    56 BAYSHORE HESTER A.D. (866) 807-6864
    57 UNION SQUARE BID (415) 781-7880
    60 WATER LIEN (415) 551-4760
    61 NOE VALLEY CBD (415) 519-0093
    62 NO MARKET/TENDERLOIN (415) 292-4812
    63 UPPER MARKET/CASTRO (415) 500-1181
    64 FISHERMANS WHARF (415) 673-3530
    66 CENTRAL MARKET CBD (415) 957-5985
    68 ABAG CFD NO. 2006-1 (877) 561-8293
    69 ABAG CFD NO. 2006-2 (877) 561-8293
    70 GARBAGE LIEN (RES) (415) 252-3872
    71 GARBAGE LIEN (COM) (415) 252-3872
    72 BLIGHT RELATED (415) 641-2341
    73 OCEAN AVENUE CBD (650) 273-6223
    74 LOWER POLK CBD (415) 692-1289
    75 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (415) 252-3893
    76 TOP OF BROADWAY CBD (619) 233-5009
    78 BLIGHT ASAP (415) 554-4502
    79 DW CODE ENF FEE (415) 558-6220
    81 GFSF COMMERCIAL PACE (877) 561-8293
    82 HUNTERS POINT CFD #8 (877) 561-8293
    83 CSCDA CALIF FIRST (800) 969-4382
    84 CA HERO PROGRAM (800) 969-4382
    89 SFUSD FACILITY DIST (415) 355-2203
    91 SFCCD PARCEL TAX (415) 487-2400
    92 APARTMENT LIC. FEE (415) 558-6220
    93 HOTEL LICENSE FEE (415) 558-6220
    96 YERBA BUENA CBD (415) 644-0728
    98 SF - TEACHER SUPPORT (415) 355-2203

    UPDATED 09/15/2017

  11. Total Due
    (Net Taxable Value * Tax Rate) + (Total Direct Charges and Special Assessments). The total due is divided into two equal installments.

 

 

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