Property Tax Payment

You can view and print your current property tax statements or view past payment history by visiting the Property Tax Payment Portal.

Property Tax Payment Portal

Watch our instructional video on making an online property tax payment.

The Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector  is open from a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in room 140. Walk-ins for assistance accepted until 4 p.m. Payments at the cashier window accepted until 5 p.m. 

Tax payments must be received or postmarked by the due date to avoid penalties. If a payment is received after the due date, with no postmark, the payment is considered late and penalties will be imposed. Make check/money order payable to "SF Tax Collector". Include Block and Lot number on memo line. The canceled check/money order stub serves as your receipt. Do not send cash.

Mail payments to: 

Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector
P.O. Box 7426
San Francisco, CA

Postmarks are imprints on letters, flats, and parcels that show the name of the United States Postal Service (USPS) office that accepted custody of the mail, along with the state, the zip code, and the date of mailing. The postmark is generally applied, either by machine or by hand, with cancellation bars to indicate that the postage cannot be reused. Foreign postmarks and private metered postage are not acceptable.

Taxpayers who send their payments by mail are cautioned that the USPS only postmarks certain mail depending on the type of postage used, and may not postmark mail on the same day deposited by a taxpayer.

Postage that is not postmarked:

  • Metered mail: Mail on which postage is printed directly on an envelope or label by a postage machine licensed by the USPS. Many private companies use these types of postage machines.
  • Pre-canceled stamp: Stamps sold through a private vendor, such as®.
  • Automated postal center (APC) stamps: Stamps, with or without a date, purchased from machines located within a USPS lobby.
  • Permit imprint: Pre-sorted mail used by bill pay services, such as online home banking.

If you use these types of postage, the USPS will not postmark your mail. You will be charged a penalty and fee, if applicable, if we do not receive your mailed payment by the due date.

Other options:

  • Purchase and complete a certificate of mailing from the USPS, which is a receipt that provides evidence of the date that your mail was presented to the USPS for mailing. It can only be purchased at the time of mailing through the USPS. The USPS charges a fee for this service.
  • Purchase a postage validated imprint (PVI) label from a USPS retail counter or window. The PVI is applied to a piece of mail by personnel at the retail counter or window when postage has been paid to mail that item. The item is retained in USPS custody and is not handed back to the customer. The date printed on the PVI label is the date of mailing.

To have funds electronically transferred to the City and County of San Francisco’s bank account through ACH, the following instructions should be provided to your partnering financial institution:

Banking Institution:Bank of America

555 Capitol Mall, Suite 765 Sacramento, CA 95814

Branch Locator#148
ABA/Routing Number (ACH):021-052-053
Bank Account Number:50410998
Bank Account Name:City and County of San Francisco
For credit to:Property Tax (TTX)

In order to allow for timely and proper application of payment/credit to your account, please indicate the following:

If paying for:Use this abbreviation:        Include:
SecuredSEC        Block and lot number


        Block and lot number
Unsecured SupplementalUSUP        Bill number
RedemptionRED        Block and lot number
EscapeESC        Block and lot number
Unsecured Personal PropertyUPP        Bill number
Estimated Taxes (Tax Certificate)CERT        Block and lot number 
Multiple (less than 10 bills)MULT        Block and lot number


If you are paying more than 10 tax bills with one ACH, you are required to provide payment details using Excel template below. Send your completed worksheet to:

Multiple Payment Worksheet

If you prefer to pay via Wire Transfer, please submit an online 311 request using the button below. We will email you instructions within one (1) business day.

Request Wire Instructions

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that a successful payment is made by the indicated due date. If your payment becomes past due as a result of a failed transaction regardless of the date of the initial payment attempt, applicable penalties and interest will be applied.

If you paid by electronic check ("E-Check") and the payment is returned or rejected for ANY reason, a returned item fee of $50 will be assessed in addition to the late penalty and fee amounts listed above if your replacement payment becomes past due.

Property Tax Postponement Program: The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes if they meet certain criteria.

The Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector will review your waiver request in accordance with the the San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code (and/or the California Revenue & Taxation Code where applicable)  which allow the Office to waive or cancel penalties, costs, fees or interest in certain, limited cases. We encourage taxpayers to provide any documentation supporting the requests. 

Request Penalty Waiver/Refund


Video Instructions

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