Sales & Use Tax

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration collects the sales and use tax from local retailers selling tangible personal property or from the users of tangible personal property purchased from retailers outside of the State of California. Sales tax is measured by gross receipts from retail sales. The use tax is measured by the sale price of tangible personal property. California cities receive 1% of the total sales tax rate within its jurisdiction, which is known as the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales & Use Tax. The voter-approved Signal Hill Measure R on November 3, 2020 increased the rate for the City by an additional 0.75% to a total of 10.25%.

Click here for more information on California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates.


The Finance Department is responsible for providing financial information, payroll services, and the administration of all other financial affairs of the City.


Water Customer Service

Call 562-989-7315 for questions / concerns about water utility billing.