Steve J. Bestolarides

Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk

Office of the Assessor

The Office of the Assessor is dedicated to preparing fair and equitable assessments to all taxable property in San Joaquin County. The County Assessor has a constitutional responsibility to determine the value of and assess all taxable property in the County. That assessment is used to compute the annual property tax bill. The 2022-2023 property tax assessment roll grew to $99.1 billion; approximately $1 billion in property tax dollars that support education, public safety and local services.

Office of the Recorder-County Clerk

The Office of the Recorder-County Clerk is committed to providing excellent, cost-effective service to the public. The Office maintains public records, records documents, and files notary public bonds. The Recorder-County Clerk issues and registers marriage licenses, vital statistics and other public documents. Additionally, the Recorder-County Clerk receives passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.

Important Dates

01 Nov

Secured Tax Bills are Mailed on or before November 1

November 1, 2023

They reflect the lien date value.

30 Nov

Last Day to File a Formal Assessment Appeal

November 30, 2023


10 Dec

Last Day to File an Exemption Claim for Homeowners and Veterans to receive 80% of the Exemption

December 10, 2023