California sales tax changes

Tracking state and local sales tax rate and rule changes in California


California sales tax changes effective April 2019

The following sales tax rate changes are set to go into effect April 1, 2019 in California. For specific details including effective rate date changes, please refer to document L-595 from the California BOE.

City County Prior Rate Rate Change New Rate
Alameda Alameda County 9.250% 0.500% 9.750%
Angels Camp Calaveras County 7.250% 0.500% 7.750%
Antioch Contra Costa County 8.750% 0.500% 9.250%
Bakersfield Kern County 7.250% 1.000% 8.250%
Barstow San Bernardino County 7.750% 1.000% 8.750%
Burbank Los Angeles County 9.500% 0.750% 10.250%
Carpinteria Santa Barbara County 7.750% 1.250% 9.000%
Chowchilla Madera County 7.750% 1.000% 8.750%
Coalinga Fresno County 7.975% 1.000% 8.975%
Cotati Sonoma County 9.125% 0.125% 9.250%
Covina Los Angeles County 9.500% 0.750% 10.250%
Cudahy Los Angeles County 9.500% 0.750% 10.250%
Culver City Los Angeles County 10.000% 0.250% 10.250%
Fowler Fresno County 7.975% 1.000% 8.975%
Garden Grove Orange County 7.750% 1.000% 8.750%
Glendale Los Angeles County 9.500% 0.750% 10.250%
Healdsburg Sonoma County 8.625% 0.125% 8.750%
Hollister San Benito County 8.250% 1.000% 9.250%
Kerman Fresno County 7.975% 1.000% 8.975%
King City Monterey County 8.250% 0.500% 8.750%
La Puente Los Angeles County 9.500% 0.500% 10.000%
Lawndale Los Angeles County 9.500% 0.750% 10.250%
Lodi San Joaquin County 7.750% 0.500% 8.250%
Los Banos Merced County 8.250% 0.500% 8.750%
Los Gatos Santa Clara County 9.000% 0.125% 9.125%
Marina Monterey County 8.750% 0.500% 9.250%
Martinez Contra Costa County 8.750% 0.500% 9.250%
Murrieta Riverside County 7.750% 1.000% 8.750%
Norco Riverside County 7.750% 1.000% 8.750%
Oceanside San Diego County 7.750% 0.500% 8.250%
Oroville Butte County 7.250% 1.000% 8.250%
Pasadena Los Angeles County 9.500% 0.750% 10.250%
Placentia Orange County 7.750% 1.000% 8.750%
Pomona Los Angeles County 9.500% 0.750% 10.250%
Port Hueneme Ventura County 7.750% 1.000% 8.750%
Porterville Tulare County 8.250% 1.000% 9.250%
Redwood City San Mateo County 8.750% 0.500% 9.250%
Rohnert Park Sonoma County 8.625% 0.125% 8.750%
Roseville Placer County 7.250% 0.500% 7.750%
Sacramento Sacramento County 8.250% 0.500% 8.750%
San Juan Bautista San Benito County 8.000% 1.000% 9.000%
Santa Ana Orange County 7.750% 1.500% 9.250%
Santa Fe Springs Los Angeles County 9.500% 1.000% 10.500%
Santa Maria Santa Barbara County 8.000% 0.750% 8.750%
Santa Rosa Sonoma County 8.625% 0.375% 9.000%
Seal Beach Orange County 7.750% 1.000% 8.750%
Sebastopol Sonoma County 8.875% 0.125% 9.000%
Sonoma Sonoma County 8.625% 0.125% 8.750%
Wildomar Riverside County 7.750% 1.000% 8.750%
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California sales tax changes archive

Local sales and use tax rate changes will take effect in California on October 1, 2018.

District tax rates in the jurisdictions shown in the table below are increasing. They’re listed with the combined state and local rates.

There may soon be a rate increase in the City of El Segundo (Los Angeles County) as well. Voters have approved a 0.75% district tax, but it will only be implemented if Los Angeles County proposes a new district tax measure.

California sales and use tax is administered by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA), which reminds taxpayers that sales and use tax rates, rules, and regulations are subject to frequent change.

City County Old Rate Rate Change New Rate
Chula Vista San Diego County 8.25% +0.50% 8.75%
Corte Madera Marin County 8.75% +0.25% 9.00%
Grass Valley Nevada County 8.00% +0.50% 8.50%
Huntington Park Los Angeles County 9.50% +0.75% 10.25%
Kingsburg Fresno County 7.975% +1.00% 8.975%
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County 9.00% +0.25% 9.25%

Local sales and use tax rates throughout California will change on April 1, 2018.

City rate changes

  • Burlingame (San Mateo County), from 8.75% to 9%
  • Farmersville (Tulare County), from 8.25% to 8.75%
  • Hawthorne (Los Angeles County), from 9.5% to 10.25%
  • La Mirada (Los Angeles County), 10.25% to 9.5%
  • Larkspur (Marin County), from 8.75% to 9%
  • Nevada City (Nevada County), from 8.75% to 8.375%
  • Palm Springs (Riverside County), from 8.75% to 9.25%
  • Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara County), from 7.75% to 8.75%
  • Vacaville (Solano County), 7.625% to 8.125%
  • Woodlake (Tulare County), 7.75% to 8.75%

County rate changes

The rate in Mendocino County is increasing by 0.5%. This affects rates as follows:

  • Unincorporated Mendocino County, from 7.375% to 7.875%
  • Fort Bragg, from 8.375% to 8.875%
  • Point Arena, from 7.875% to 8.375%
  • Ukiah, from 8.375% to 8.875%
  • Willits, from 7.875% to 8.375%

See the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration for more details. To learn more about California sales and use tax in general, visit the California page on TaxRates.com.


The following California cities have increased sales tax rates effective October 1, 2017. For specific details including effective dates, please review document L-503 from the California BOE.

Additionally, the City of San Pablo (located in Contra Costa County) will see a sales tax rate decrease from 9.00% to 8.75%.

City County Old Rate Rate Change New Rate
Corcoran Kings County 7.25% 1.000% 8.25%
Lindsay Tulare County 7.75% 1.000% 8.75%
Seaside Monterey County 8.75% 0.500% 9.25%

The following California cities will be affected by Los Angeles County increasing the sales tax rate from 9.25% to 9.50%. This sales tax rate increase goes into effect October 1, 2017.

City (1) Old Rate Rate Change New Rate
Avalon 9.75% 0.250% 10.00%
Commerce 9.75% 0.250% 10.00%
Compton 10.25% 0.000% 10.25%
Culver City 9.75% 0.250% 10.00%
Downey 9.75% 0.250% 10.00%
El Monte 9.75% 0.250% 10.00%
Inglewood 9.75% 0.250% 10.00%
La Mirada 10.25% 0.000% 10.25%
Long Beach 10.25% 0.000% 10.25%
Lynwood 10.25% 0.000% 10.25%
Pico Rivera 10.25% 0.000% 10.25%
San Fernando 9.75% 0.250% 10.00%
Santa Monica 10.25% 0.000% 10.25%
South El Monte 9.75% 0.250% 10.00%
South Gate 10.25% 0.000% 10.25%
  1. The following cities are within Los Angeles county, but will not see a total sales tax rate increase as the maximum district tax rate is already imposed: Compton, La Mirada, Long Beach, Lynwood, Pico Rivera, Santa Monica, and South Gate.

Local sales and use tax rate changes will take effect in California on April 1, 2017.

City / Town County Old Rate Rate Change New Rate
Belmont San Mateo County 8.75% +0.50% 9.25%
Chula Vista San Diego County 7.75% +0.50% 8.25%
Clearlake Lake County 7.75% +1.00% 8.75%
Del Mar San Diego County 7.75% +1.00% 8.75%
Downey Los Angeles County 8.75% +0.50% 9.25%
East Palo Alto San Mateo County 8.75% +0.50% 9.25%
El Centro Imperial County 7.75% +0.50% 8.25%
Fairfax Marin County 8.75% +0.25% 9.00%
Fortuna Humboldt County 7.75% +0.75% 8.50%
Fountain Valley Orange County 7.75% +1.00% 8.75%
Hemet Riverside County 7.75% +1.00% 8.75%
Indio Riverside County 7.75% +1.00% 8.75%
Isleton Sacramento County 8.25% +0.50% 8.75%
La Palma Orange County 7.75% +1.00% 8.75%
La Quinta Riverside County 7.75% +1.00% 8.75%
Lakeport Lake County 7.75% +1.00% 8.75%
Loomis Placer County 7.25% +0.25% 7.50%
Lynwood Los Angeles County 8.75% +1.00% 9.75%
Madera Madera County 7.75% +0.50% 8.25%
Martinez Contra Costa County 8.25% +0.50% 8.75%
Menifee Riverside County 7.75% +1.00% 8.75%
Newark Alameda County 9.25% +0.50% 9.75%
Orland Glenn County 7.25% +0.50% 7.75%
Placerville El Dorado County 7.75% +0.50% 8.25%
Pleasant Hill Contra Costa County 8.25% +0.50% 8.75%
Ridgecrest Kern County 8.00% +0.25% 8.25%
Riverside Riverside County 7.75% +1.00% 8.75%
Santa Monica Los Angeles County 9.25% +0.50% 9.75%
Santa Paula Ventura County 7.25% +1.00% 8.25%
St. Helena Napa County 7.75% +0.50% 8.25%
Stockton San Joaquin County 8.75% +0.25% 9.00%
Suisun City Solano County 7.38% +1.00% 8.38%
Temecula Riverside County 7.75% +1.00% 8.75%
Tracy San Joaquin County 7.75% +0.50% 8.25%
Ventura Ventura County 7.25% +0.50% 7.75%
Visalia Tulare County 8.00% +0.50% 8.50%
Wasco Kern County 7.25% +1.00% 8.25%
West Sacramento Yolo County 7.75% +0.25% 8.00%
Westminster Orange County 7.75% +1.00% 8.75%
Yreka Siskiyou County 7.25% +0.50% 7.75%
Yucca Valley San Bernardino County 7.75% +1.00% 8.75%

Several local sales and use tax rate increases are scheduled to take effect in California on October 1, 2016.

The following rate changes apply only within the indicated city limits:

  • Compton (Los Angeles County): up from 9% to 10%
  • Corning (Tehama County): up from 7.5% to 8%
  • Isleton (Sacramento County): up from 8% to 8.5%
  • Marysville (Yuba County): up from 7.5% to 8.5%
  • San Jose (Santa Clara County): up from 8.75% to 9%

Additional information, including new reporting codes, is available from the California State Board of Equalization.


Several local sales and use tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in California on April 1, 2016.

Rate increases

  • City of Dunsmuir, Siskiyou County: increasing from 7.5% to 8%
  • City of Greenfield, Monterey County: increasing from 8.625% to 9.375%
  • City of South San Francisco: increasing from 9% to 9.5%

Rate decreases

  • City of Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County: decreasing from 9.5% to 9%
  • City of Novato, Marin County: decreasing from 9% to 8.75%
  • City of Tracy, San Joaquin County: decreasing from 8.5% to 8%

Extending existing taxes

  • City of Greenfield, Monterey County: the 9.375% tax rate is extended indefinitely
  • City of Hercules, Contra Costa County: the 9% tax rate is extended indefinitely
  • City of San Mateo, San Mateo County: the 9.25% tax rate is set to expire on March 31, 2048

Additional information is available on the California State Board of Equalization website.


The City of Weed, in Northern California, sits in the shadow of Mount Shasta, is home to the College of the Siskiyous, and produces some pretty funny t-shirts.

Effective July 1, 2015, the sales and use tax rate for Weed will increase from 7.5% to 7.75%.


Updated, 4.6.2015

Many local sales and use tax rate increases will take effect in California on April 1, 2015. Grab cup of coffee and browse the list below.

Citywide district tax changes

  • City of Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County: from 7.5% to 8%
  • City of Benicia, Solano County: from 7.625% to 8.625%
  • City of Coachella, Riverside County: from8% to 9%
  • City of El Cerrito, Contra Costa County: from 9.5% to 10%
  • City of Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County: from 8% to 8.25%
  • Town of Paradise, Butte County: from 7.5% to 8%
  • City of Pinole, Contra Costa County: from 9% to 9.5%
  • City of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County: from 8% to 8.5%
  • City of Red Bluff, Tehama County: from7.5% to 7.75%
  • City of Richmond, Contra Costa County: from 9% to 9.5%
  • City of Sausalito, Marin County: from 8.5% to 9%
  • City of Stanton, Orange County: from 8% to 9%

Countywide district tax changes

  • Alameda County: from 9% to 9.5% (applies to all unincorporated areas and the cities of Alameda, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont and Pleasanton)
    • City of Albany: from 9.5% to 10%
    • City of Hayward: from 9.5% to 10%
    • City of San Leandro: from 9.25% to 10%
    • City of Union City: from 9.5% to 10%
  • Del Norte County: (applies to the entire county and Crescent City) 7.5% to 7.75%
  • Humboldt County: (applies to all unincorporated areas and cities of Fortuna, Ferndale, Blue Lake and Trinidad) 7.5% to 8%
    • City of Arcata: 8.25% to 8.75%
    • City of Eureka: 8.25% to 8.75%
    • City of Rio Dell: 7.5% to 9%
    • City of Trinidad: 8.25% to 8.75%
  • Monterey County: (applies to unincorporated areas only) 7.5% to 7.625%
    • City of Carmel-by-the Sea: 8.5% to 8.625%
    • City of Del Rey Oaks: 8.5% to 9.125%
    • City of Gonzales: 7.5% to 8.125%
    • City of Greenfield: 8.5% to 8.625%
    • City of King City: 7.5% to 8.125%
    • City of Marina: 8.5% to 8.625%
    • City of Monterey: 7.5% to 8.625%
    • City of Pacific Grove: 8.5% to 8.625%
    • City of Salinas: 8.5% to 9.125%
    • City of Sand City: 8% to 8.625%
    • City of Seaside: 8.5% to 8.625%
    • City of Soledad: 8.5% to 8.625%

Current district taxes extended

  • Fresno County: 8.225% rate extended to 3.31.2025
  • City of Concord, Contra Costa County: 9% rate extended to 3.31.2025
  • City of National City, San Diego County: 9% rate extended to 9.30.2036
  • City of Oakdale, Stanislaus County: 8.125% rate extended to 3.31.2020
  • City of Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County: 8% rate extended to 3.31.2027
  • City of San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County: 8% rate extended to 3.31.2023
  • City of Ukiah, Mendocino County, 8.125% rate extended indefinitely

Current district taxes ending

The 9% rate in the City of El Cajon, in San Diego County, is ending effective 4.1.2015.


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