Payments may be mailed, made online, or made or in person at the Sacramento County Tax Collector's Office located at 700 H Street, Suite 1710.
Pay by Mail:
Payments by check, money order, or cashier's check may be mailed. Payment should be made payable to "Sacramento County" and show the mailing address of the payer and also the parcel number as shown on the tax bill. Return the appropriate stub with your payment. If you are paying two installments, please include both installment payment stubs from your tax bill. You must include the correct payment stub. If you send the incorrect stub, your payment may be returned and you may be subject to penalties.
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. Submit your payment in the envelope provided with your tax bill as it is color coded to assist in processing your payment timely.
If you do not have an envelope or a tax bill, you may still mail your payment for secured and personal property taxes to:
Sacramento County Tax Collector, P.O. Box 508, Sacramento, CA 95812-0508.
If you use your bank’s Online Bill Pay service, a paper check will be printed and mailed to the Tax Collector. Because the check is sent without a payment stub, for payment identification, please enter in the online account number field the bill number and installment being paid. Examples: 17123456 first, 17654321 second, or 17456123 both.
Your payment is considered received on the date appearing on the check received from the Payment Processing Center. Payments dated after the pay by date will be considered late and returned for penalties. Partial payments are not accepted and will be returned.
Pay by Phone:
Payments for Secured Property Tax Bills and Unsecured Property Tax Bills for real property may also be paid by Credit Card over the telephone by calling 1-844-430-2823. Prior year delinquent taxes cannot be paid over the telephone.
Phone congestion may be high when attempting to use the 844 number. To avoid penalties, the transactions made by this method must be completed before midnight on the deadline date listed on your property tax bill. Telephone transactions may take approximately 10 to 12 minutes to complete per parcel. There is no guarantee implied by the County or the contractor that you will be able to get through on the 844 line. Transactions made for the wrong amount or after the deadline will be returned and penalties will be charged. Partial payments cannot be accepted.
In addition to payments by check, money order, or cashier's check, we also accept cash and credit or debit cards at the Sacramento County Tax Collector office.
Cards accepted are: American Express Card, Discover Card, MasterCard and Master Money debit cards, or Visa, Visa Check Card, and Visa debit card.