There are several options available for payment of your property taxes:
You may pay your taxes on the Internet, either by credit card, debit card, or E-check electronic debit from your checking or savings account. Please note that the payment processing company charges a 2.34% transaction fee for credit or debit card payments but there is NO transaction fee for E-check payments.
View and Pay property taxes on-line
A good way to pay your tax bill is by mail. The envelope containing your tax bill also contains payment stubs for each installment and two preaddressed envelopes that ensure prompt handling of your payment. Make checks and money orders payable to the Sonoma County Tax Collector and write the Fee Parcel Number on them. Your canceled check or money order stub serves as your receipt. Never send cash.
Be sure to mail early so that your envelope is postmarked before the delinquent date. A postmark date and time is acceptable proof of timely payment.
You may also come to the Sonoma County Tax Collector's office, located at 585 Fiscal Drive, Room 100 in Santa Rosa, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except major Holidays). Come prepared with your tax bill, parcel number and/or address of the property being taxed. Our customer service representatives will be available to help you.
To avoid standing in line, place property tax payments into the drop box, located just outside the main entrance to our office. This box is emptied at 5:00 PM every business day, and payments are processed the following business day.
Payments must be received prior to 5:00 PM on the day that they are due or they will be considered delinquent.
The Tax Collector provides drive-through service where you may drive up and drop off your payment to a staff member from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on the day before and the day of the Secured Property tax delinquency dates in December, and the day of the Secured Property tax delinquency date in April. Usually these dates are December 9th and 10th and April 10th. If December 10th or April 10th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the delinquency date is the next business day. The drive-through is located at the west end of Fiscal Drive at the corner of Fiscal Drive and Administration Drive. You may enter the drive-through heading West on Fiscal Drive off of Ventura Avenue, in between the Fiscal and Administration buildings. (See map.) Have your payment ready to hand to a Tax Collector staff member. Cash or credit card payments are not accepted at the drive-through; checks only.
To make payments by telephone, please call 1-888-636-8418. Please note that the payment processing company charges a 2.34% transaction fee for credit or debit card payments but NO transaction fee for E-check payments.