General Website Usage:
Users of this service assume responsibility to enter the correct bank information. After submitting your bank information, a payment reference number will be issued.
Receiving a payment reference number is not a guarantee that your payment will process successfully when the information is submitted to your bank.
If the routing number or the account number is entered incorrectly, or if the account does not contain sufficient funds for settlement, the transaction may not successfully complete.
Please note: not all accounts are set up to make electronic payments. If a transaction fails it will be canceled as though no payment was attempted.
If the payment is returned or remains unpaid after the delinquent date, the Tax Collector must also charge the penalties and costs required by law.
The Tax Collector does not guarantee uninterrupted availability of electronic systems. If payment is not received by the delinquent date, the taxpayer is responsible for penalties required by law.
There is a $1.00 convenience fee for processing ACH (E-Check) payments, and a 2.35% convenience fee for credit card payments which is paid directly to our payment-processing vendor. The County receives no portion of the convenience fee. Multiple bill installments may be paid as one payment transaction utilizing our shopping cart feature. There is no fee to search our property tax records and print bill installments. The current delinquent penalty for late property tax payments is 10%, which is much higher than the credit card convenience fee.
User Accounts: Login accounts are required to pay property
tax bills. Login accounts are required for payment processing. The login information
collected is solely for the purpose of processing transactions. For your protection,
we do not store credit card numbers or bank account information.
If you don't have your bill and wish to mail in
your payment, print your payment stub from the Bills Menu and send
your payment to the
office in Santa Barbara. We also accept property tax payments by
Payments made on this website or via our telephone system shall be deemed
received on the date the transaction was completed.