Treasurer-Tax Collector (1500B)


The San Mateo County Treasurer-Tax Collector is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service in a courteous, consistent, and professional manner while providing accurate information, collecting revenue effectively, investing responsibly, and safeguarding County taxpayer dollars.
Please note that the FY 2022-23 data included in the below graphs are current estimates.

County Pool Dollar Earnings

(Earnings*+Capital Gains)-(Banking Cost+Fees+Amortized Premiums+Capital Losses) divided by Average Daily Pool Balance
*Earnings equal net interest payments+accrued interest+accreted discounts

Dollars Collected for All Tax Rolls

Secured Collection Rate

County Pool Gross Earnings Rate

Budget Summary

FY 2021-22

  • Total Sources: $11,620,590
  • Total Requirements: $13,770,588
  • Net County Cost: $2,149,998
  • Funded FTEs: 34

FY 2022-23

  • Total Sources: $8,393,504
  • Total Requirements: $10,688,368
  • Net County Cost: $2,294,864
  • Funded FTEs: 34

Cost per Capita Compared to Bay Area Counties

Percent of Employees Meeting the 20 Hour Annual Training Requirement

FY 2019-21 Highlights

  • Purchased a new property tax system
  • Redesigned department website
  • Established Continuity of Operation Plan
  • Implemented e-billing process for property tax
  • Installed smart queue management system to improve customer experience
  • Installed a drop-box for property tax payments

FY 2021-23 Priorities

  • Implement centralize cash management services
  • Provide tablet-based kiosks for property tax payment
  • Maintain a goal of workplace health and safety programs
  • Convert all paper records to imaged documents
  • Cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace

Links to Program Reports

Author: Tiffany Htwe     Contact Email:     Last Updated: 1/24/23