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Harry Hagen Portrait
  • Harry E. Hagen
  • CPA, CFIP, CPFO, 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.

Notices

The 2014-2015 Secured Property Tax Bills are now available for viewing and payment online.

TAX DEFAULTED PROPERTY SALE
Information on the sale of Tax Defaulted Property can be found by clicking here: Current Tax Sale Information.

Property Tax Payment Policies

PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE ONLINE, BY PHONE, BY MAIL, OR IN PERSON AS FOLLOWS:

ONLINE:

Credit card and electronic check payments may be made online by visiting our online payment website.

BY PHONE:

Credit card and electronic check payments may be made by phone using an automated interactive voice response system. If paying by phone, please call 1-866-308-8872 for credit card payments or 1-866-765-0488 for electronic check payments.

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:

FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT RELIEVE THE TAXPAYER OF THE RESPONSIBIILTY TO MAKE TIMELY PAYMENTS