San Benito County, California Tax Assessors' Office
440 5th Street, Room 108
Hollister, California 95023
Where is the San Benito County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the San Benito County Assessor's Office do for me?
The San Benito County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in San Benito County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a San Benito County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the San Benito County Assessor's Office at (831) 636 4030 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful San Benito County Facts:
The median home value in San Benito County is between $519,813.00 and $564,787.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact San Benito County?
You can try contacting the San Benito County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for San Benito County is located in the County Administrative Office in Hollister, which is located at 481 Fourth Street. You can direct your general inquiries to San Benito County with the contact info listed below.
San Benito County Phone Number
San Benito County Fax Number
San Benito County County Administrative Office Address
County Administrative Office
481 Fourth Street
Hollister, CA 95023-3840
Useful San Benito County Links:
- San Benito County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- San Benito County Government Homepage
- Property Tax Bill Search