Santa Barbara County, California Tax Assessors' Office
105 East Anapamu Street, Room 204
Santa Barbara, California 93102
Where is the Santa Barbara County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Santa Barbara County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara County Assessor's Office at (805) 568 2550 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 Santa Barbara County Facts:
The median home value in Santa Barbara County is between $563,430.00 and $589,570.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Santa Barbara County?
You can try contacting the Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara County is located in the County Courthouse in Santa Barbara, which is where the Santa Barbara County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Santa Barbara County with the contact info listed below.
Santa Barbara County Phone Number
Santa Barbara County Fax Number
Santa Barbara County County Courthouse Address
105 E Anapamu St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2000
Useful Santa Barbara County Links:
- Santa Barbara County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Santa Barbara County Tax Records
- Parcel Search Secured Property Tax Search
- Recent Home Sales Records
- Santa Barbara County Government Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- GIS Map Catalog