Tax Collector Division: You can obtain payment status and general information by calling (866) 220-0308 during office hours.
For questions regarding returned checks, payments or accounting related matters: TCACCOUNTING@smcgov.org
For Unsecured i.e., mobile home clearances, bulk transfers, demands for payment questions: TCUNSECURED@smcgov.org
For all other questions or inquiries: TAXMASTER@smcgov.org
Tax Payment Fees: Credit card payments can now be made using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Please note the following fees:
- Credit Card Fees (Per transaction - MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover)
- Over-the-Counter – 2.35 % service fee
- Online – 2.35 % service fee
- IVR – 2.35% service fee
- $1.95 minimum transaction fee
- PIN Debit Fee (in-person only)
- $2.95 per transaction
- Contractor reserves the right to review the fee on an annual basis
- PayPal Fees
- Online – 2.35% service fee
- E-Check Fees
- Online – Free
Please note: The fee is imposed by the credit card companies and cannot legally be absorbed by the County, therefore the fee must be passed on to the customer.
Treasurer Division: You can reach the Treasurer's division during office hours by calling (650) 363-4580, option #2.
Bonds: If you have questions on the redemption of General Obligation Bonds, you may call 650-363-4977.
Business Licenses: If you have questions on the process of acquiring a business license for the unincorporated areas of the County, contact Planning and Building at (650) 363-4161 and the Tax Collector's Office at (866) 220-0308. (To obtain a business license within city limits, contact the appropriate city.)
555 County Center - Floor 1
Redwood City, CA 94063
(next to the County Parking Garage)
Link to Map
You will likely find 10 hour metered parking on the street. These meters take nickels, dimes, and quarters. You may also use the County's public parking structure, which takes quarters only. The meters in the County parking structure allow four hours of parking.
If you are coming from areas north of Redwood City traveling south on Highway 101, take the Whipple Avenue exit. This exit places you on Veterans Blvd. Proceed straight on Veterans Blvd. to Middlefield Road. Middlefield is one short block past the second traffic signal after Whipple Avenue. Turn right onto Middlefield Road, then turn right at the next opportunity, leading to the County's public metered parking structure (which is entered by turning left, and parking on the first floor). The department is located at the building to the south of the parking structure, at 555 County Center.
If you are traveling Highway 280, take the Highway 92 East exit towards the San Mateo Bridge. Take Highway 101 South, then follow the directions from Highway 101 above.