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Santa Barbara County, California - Assessor's Office

The Santa Barbara County Assessor is responsible for appraising real estate and assessing a property tax on properties located in Santa Barbara County, California. You can contact the Santa Barbara County Assessor for:

  • Checking the Santa Barbara County property tax due date
  • Your property tax bill
  • Information on your property's tax assessment
  • Appealing your property tax appraisal
  • Paying your property tax
  • Reporting upgrades or improvements

105 E Anapamu StThe Santa Barbara County Assessor's Office is located in Santa Barbara, California. Santa Barbara is the county seat of Santa Barbara County, where most local government offices are located. The assessor's office is located in the same building as the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, at 105 East Anapamu Street, Room 204.

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Santa Barbara County Assessor's Office Services

There are three major roles involved in administering property taxes - Tax Assessor, Property Appraiser, and Tax Collector. Note that in some counties, one or more of these roles may be held by the same individual or office. For example, the Santa Barbara County Tax Assessor may also serve as the Santa Barbara County Tax Appraiser.

  1. The Santa Barbara County Tax Assessor is responsible for setting property tax rates and collecting owed property tax on real estate located in Santa Barbara County.
  2. The Santa Barbara County Property Appraiser is responsible for determining the taxable value of each piece of real estate, which the Tax Assessor will use to determine the owed property tax.
  3. The Santa Barbara County Tax Collector is responsible for collecting property tax from property owners. They issue yearly tax bills to all property owners in Santa Barbara County, and work with the sheriff's office to foreclose on properties with delinquent taxes.

When contacting Santa Barbara County about your property taxes, make sure that you are contacting the correct office. You can call the Santa Barbara County Tax Assessor's Office for assistance at 805-568-2550. Remember to have your property's Tax ID Number or Parcel Number available when you call!

Please call the assessor's office in Santa Barbara before you send documents or if you need to schedule a meeting. If you have general questions, you can call the Santa Barbara County Courthouse at 805-568-2240.

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The median property tax in Santa Barbara County, California is $2,919.00

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