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Clerk-Recorder-Assessor
Adopted Expenditures
By Program 2016-17 Adopted Change from 2015-16 Adopted
Administration & Support
 
$1,148,034
7%
$157,418
12.1%
Elections
 
$4,216,383
25%
$554,182
15.1%
Clerk-Recorder
 
$2,796,307
16%
$2,873
0.1%
Assessor
 
$8,869,471
52%
$93,903
1.1%
Total Department
 
$17,030,195
100%
$487,794
2.9%
Mission Statement

To honor the public’s trust by assuring honest and open elections, recording, maintaining and preserving property and vital records, setting fair and impartial values for tax purposes, and providing courteous and professional service at a reasonable cost.

About the Department

The Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department has three direct service budget programs: Assessor, Clerk-Recorder, and Elections.

 

Within the official duties as prescribed by the Revenue and Taxation Code, the Assessor Program is responsible for fairly, timely, and accurately assessing the value on all taxable property and creating the annual assessment roll which is the basis for the funding of public services.

 

In accordance with various sections of the California Government Code, the Clerk-Recorder Program records all official documents for the County, registers and issues copies of vital records (births, deaths, and marriages), and serves as the custodian for those records.  In addition, the Clerk function of the Clerk-Recorder provides for filing of domestic partnerships, fictitious business names, notary bonds, and other miscellaneous filings and services.

 

In accordance with the official duties prescribed by the Election Code, the Elections Program primarily is responsible for registering voters, maintaining a current voter file, and ensuring that voters of the County have the tools they need, the equipment they trust, the information and access they deserve, and the right they value in order to participate in the election process.

 

The Administration and Support Program provides support functions to the Department’s direct service programs by providing leadership and direction in support of the Department’s overall mission and goals.

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