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Public Assistance Collections

Public Assistance Collections accepts payments for public assistance and welfare debts such as CalWORKs, CalFresh (Food Stamps), General Assistance, CAPI, Adoption Assistance, Foster Care, and IHSS Provider overpayments.​​​​​​​​

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Online Payments

Seven Days a Week, 24 Hours a Day

Secure online payments can be made by credit or debit card at any time.

Accepted cards are:

  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • bank issued debit card

There is no fee for using this method of payment.

Use your monthly billing statement information for case number, last name, and first name to begin the online payment process.

Mail-In Payments

Please do not mail cash

Make checks or money orders payable to the SCC DTAC. Include case number and debtor name.

Mail payment to:

Social Services Agency
Department of Tax and Collections
333 West Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110

Phone Payments

Seven Days a Week, 24 Hours a Day

To pay by phone dial: 1-844-472-9772

Secure payments by phone can be made by credit card or debit card at any time.

Accepted cards are:

  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • bank issued debit card

There is no fee for using this method of payment.

Use your monthly billing statement information to find your debt number, and the first two letters of your last name to begin the phone payment process.​

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Payment Drop Box

Seven Days a Week, 24 Hours a Day

Please do not deposit cash

A payment drop slot is located on the southeast corner of the building near the entrance adjacent to the parking lot.

Department of Tax and Collection
852 N. 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95112

In-Person Payments

Hours:

Monday: 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
(payments accepted until 4:45 p.m.)

Tuesday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
(payments accepted until 6:45 p.m.)

Closed on County Holidays.

Cash, check, money order, and Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) payments are accepted at:

Department of Tax and Collections
852 North 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95112

EBT payments only (no cash, check or money order) accepted at:

Continuing Benefits Services
1870 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112

General Assistance
1919 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112

Social Services Agency
Department of Employment and Benefit Services
1330 W. Middlefield Road
Mountain View, CA 94043-4799

Employment Connection Employment Services
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

Contact Information

Email Address:
pac-collections@fin.sccgov.org

Telephone Number:
(408) 326-1004

All inquiries will be answered within 2 business days.

Last updated: 9/27/2019 5:12 PM