City News & Announcements

Posted on: March 28, 2017

Sales Tax Increase


On November 8, 2016, the voters approved a 1% district transaction sales and use tax ballot measure, known as Measure Q, in the City of Del Mar. The additional funds generated by Measure Q will be used to fund projects or services such as improving streets, undergrounding utility lines, improving city-wide streetscape, providing additional safety services, and improving community parks.

Measure Q went into effect on April 1, 2017, at which time all taxable sales conducted within Del Mar city limits are increased by one-percent (1%) to 8.75%.

For San Diego residents who have a Del Mar address but do not live in City Limits, and who believe they have been incorrectly charged, please go back to the purchasing vendor for refund. To avoid future incorrect charges on purchases, please include the 4-digit suffix following your 5-digit zipcode. For purchases made to the DMV please contact Justine Murray for assistance with the refund process.

A reminder to all local businesses conducting any type of taxable sales within the City limits, businesses are required to remit the additional one-percent transactions tax along with their sales tax to the State Board of Equalization on a monthly or quarterly basis. 

If you have any questions about implementation of the district transaction sales and use tax, please contact the City’s Finance Department at 858-755-9354.

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