Unsecured Property Tax
Unsecured Property Tax Payments
The term “unsecured” simply refers to property that is not secured real estate
such as a house or parcel of land which is currently owned. In general,
unsecured property tax is either for business personal property
(office equipment, owned or leased), boats, berths, or possessory interest for
use of a space. It can, however, also be based upon supplemental assessments based on prior ownership of secured property. Learn more about Unsecured Property Tax
Make an Online Payment
Uninterrupted availability of this website cannot be unconditionally guaranteed. taxpayers are responsible for delinquent fees and penalties resulting from any unavailability. We recommend that you pay your property taxes early to avoid unnecessary late penalties and fees. Convenience fees do apply.
For customer support regarding property tax transactions made or being attempted: email@example.com or 877-513- 5465. Note: Payments are not accepted at this number.
Important information about payments:
Online payments received by 11:59pm on their delinquency deadline dates, or made in person by the close of business on the delinquency deadline date are considered on time. Payments made by mail postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before the delinquency deadline date are considered on time. If the delinquency deadline falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the adjusted deadline to pay without incurring late penalties and fees will be within the same timeframes on the next business day.
Payments can by made online using a credit card, qualifying debit card, or electronic check ("E-check"). E-check payments can be made with NO CONVENIENCE FEE. For qualifying debit card payments (Visa Personal Debit, STAR, NYCE and PULSE; subject to your bank's participation*) the convenience fee is a flat rate of $3.95 (* Please note that if your banking institution does not authorize your card for "PIN-less debit" transactions, your transaction will be processed as a credit card with the corresponding 2.25% convenience fee.) Credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) are subject to a convenience fee of 2.25% of the total amount charged.
Unsecured Property Tax (UPP) Information
Click the "Make Payment" button to view your San Francisco UPP obligations and pay your bill using a credit card, debit card or electronic check.
UPP tax may be for business personal property (office equipment, owned or leased), boats, berths, or possessory interest; unsecured supplemental property tax is paid for tax assessments based on prior ownership of secured property. To go to the payment and information site for secured property tax instead, click here.
To use this service, you must know the Assessment number for your particular bill. Please note that every UPP tax bill has a unique assessment number. This means that if you're trying to pay multiple tax bills, you'll need to enter the information one tax bill at a time. See below for information regarding deadlines and payment options information.
Other Payment Options
Checks and money orders should be made payable to "SF Tax Collector" and should include the assessment number on them. The canceled check or money order stub serves as the receipt. Do not send cash. Mail payments to:
- Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector
P.O. Box 7426
San Francisco, CA 94120-7426
Checks, cashier's checks, money orders, or cash can be used to make in-person payments during business hours (8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday, excluding holidays), at: Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector, City Hall - Room 140, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102 (View Map).