Tax Office Hours

Monday through Friday (holidays excepted) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Customer Assistance

Tax Collector Division: You can obtain payment status and general information by calling (866) 220-0308 during office hours.

Tax Payment Fees:  Credit card payments can now be made using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Please note the following fees:

  1. Credit Card Fees (Per transaction - MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover)
  • Over-the-Counter – 2.35 % service fee
  • Online – 2.35 % service fee
  • IVR – 2.35% service fee
  • $1.95 minimum transaction fee
  1. PIN Debit Fee (in-person only)
  • $2.95 per transaction
  • Contractor reserves the right to review the fee on an annual basis
  1. E-Check Fees
  • Online – Free

Please note: The fee is imposed by the credit card companies and cannot legally be absorbed by the County, therefore the fee ust be passed on to the customer.

Treasurer Division: You can reach the Treasurer's division during office hours by calling (650) 363-4580, option #2.

Bonds: If you have questions on the redemption of General Obligation Bonds, you may call 650-363-4977.

Business Licenses: If you have questions on the process of acquiring a business license for the unincorporated areas of the County, call 650-599-5989. (To obtain a business license within city limits, contact the appropriate city.)

Location

555 County Center, 1st Floor
Redwood City, California 94063
(next to the County Parking Garage)
(Map)

Parking

You will likely find 10 hour metered parking on the street. These meters take nickels, dimes, and quarters. You may also use the county's parking structure which takes quarters only. The meters in the county parking structure allow four hours of parking. There is also a ten-hour parking lot at Middlefield Road and Winslow.

Directions

If you are coming from areas north of Redwood City traveling south on Highway 101, take the Whipple Avenue exit. This exit places you on Veterans Blvd. Proceed straight on Veterans Blvd. to Middlefield Road. Middlefield is one short block past the second traffic signal after Whipple Avenue. Turn right onto Middlefield Road. Proceed straight on Middlefield Road approximately one block to County Center Street. Turn right onto County Center. The entrance to the building is located at the corner, 555 County Center Street. The parking structure is on the right side of Middlefield Road just before County Center St.

If you are traveling Highway 280, take the Highway 92 East exit towards the San Mateo Bridge. Take Highway 101 South, then follow the directions from Highway 101 above.