The Office of the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk has a 2021–2022 budget of approximately $20 million. The Assessor’s property tax assessment roll establishes the property tax base for all local government agencies in San Joaquin County, including cities, special districts, and school districts.
Property taxes are the local public agencies’ major source of General Purpose Revenue. San Joaquin County collected over $851 million for the 2020-2021 tax year. Equitable value is achieved only through an active, fair, and complete assessment program. The total tax roll for 2020-2021 was $84.9 billion. The total tax roll for 2021-2022 was $90.7 billion, an increase of 6.73% from the previous period.
The Recorder-County Clerk’s Office serves as Registrar of Vital Statistics. Every birth, marriage, and death record dating back to 1851 is “of record” in the Office of the Recorder-County Clerk. In addition, over 190,000 documents are recorded annually by title companies, banks, attorneys, corporations, political subdivisions and the public. Fees generated by the Recorder-County Clerk’s Office cover the operational costs of the services provided.