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Harry Hagen Portrait
  • Harry E. Hagen
  • CPA, CPFA, CPFO, CFIP, CGIP, ACPFIM
  • Treasurer - Tax Collector - 
    Public Administrator

The Treasurer - Tax Collector - Public Administrator  is independently elected by the voters of Santa Barbara County to receive, safeguard, and invest county, school, and special district funds; collect taxes and revenues; administer estates for county residents when required as public administrator; administer conservatorships for county residents when required as public guardian; and assist county veterans in obtaining State and Federal Benefits. The duties and responsibilities of the office are established by law in the Government Code, Revenue and Taxation Code, Probate Code, State Constitution, and county ordinances. In Santa Barbara County the functions of the office are organized into the divisions of the Tax Collector, Treasurer, Public Administrator, Public Guardian, Veterans Services, and Deferred Compensation. For more information on these divisions, please use the navigation menus located on the left hand side or top of this page.


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Notices

COVID-19 Related Penalty Cancellation Requests:
If you were unable to pay your Property Tax Bill by the delinquent date due to circumstances, including health or financial, related to COVID-19, please complete the penalty cancellation form and turn it in by mail or in person with your tax payment.

For updates, please visit www.sbtaxes.org or call (805) 568-2920 (Santa Barbara) or (805) 346-8330 (Santa Maria). Both locations are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ACE

The Treasurer - Tax Collector - Public Administrator strives to earn a reputation that delivers excellent customer service by practicing the core values of ACE:

  • Accountable

  • Customer-focused

  • Efficient

By engaging these values at every opportunity, we hope to improve and strengthen the overall effectiveness and accountabiliy of our organization.

Property Tax Payment Policies

ONLINE:

Credit card and ACH(echeck) payments may be made online by visiting our Online Property Tax System website.

BY PHONE:

Credit card and electronic check payments may be made by phone using an automated interactive voice response system. Toll Free (877) 399-8089 or Local (805)724-3008.

BY MAIL:

Send tax payments to: Harry E. Hagen, Treasurer-Tax Collector, P.O. Box 579, Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Payments made by mail must be United States Postmarked by the delinquent date to avoid late penalties.

IN PERSON:

Payments may be made in person at either of the two County Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office locations between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday, holidays excepted.

Santa Barbara:

Santa Maria: