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San Mateo County Treasurer-Tax Collector-Revenue Services


San Mateo County Treasurer-Tax Collector-Revenue Services

Handles records of property descriptions, names and addresses of owners, property values and status of taxes. Holds auction to dispose of seized property, serves as central bank.


The Tax Collector is the billing agent for schools, special districts and governmental entities. Funds are collected for these entities via property taxes. The public has access to these records. The Delinquent Tax Department deals with tax-defaulted property and conducts a biennial public auction. Lists of property for sale are available from the Redemption Department in late January of each year (send a self-addressed stamped envelope). The Treasurer acts as a central bank for all county departments, schools and many special districts. Invests monies for special districts, schools, cities and other government agencies and the county. Deals with general obligation improvement bonds for schools. Provides license information concerning unincorporated areas in the county which require regulation and control. Accepts payment for property taxes in San Mateo County. Revenue Services collect accounts receivable and court-ordered reimbursements. Provides billing and collection services for the Courts and departments/divisions that do not do their own billing. Acts as the County's collection agency for departments/programs that do their own initial billing Formerly known as San Mateo County Tax Collector-Treasurer-Revenue Services.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS, CALTRAIN stop within 3 blocks.
555 County Center, 1st Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063-1665 37.488701 -122.230148 Government

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Mandarin
  • Persian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Accessibility Options:

  • Elevator
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair



Service fee charged (based on transaction amount) for credit card payment. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.


Property owners, personal property owners (boat, airplane and business owners or lessees), school districts, county departments



How to Apply:

Walk in, call or visit Web site.

Service Wait Estimate:

Minimal wait.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County