Organizational Overview

There are 112 allocated positions in the Office of the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk. 87 full-time employees in the Office of the Assessor, and 25 in the Office of the Recorder-County Clerk.


  • Provides administrative support and project management
  • Provides staff services, including the processing and maintaining of personnel, payroll and attendance records
  • Develops and manages the department’s budget
  • Administers health and safety programs

Mapping/Information Systems/GIS

  • Provides systems planning, development, management, and maintenance
  • Provides information systems support and project management
  • Acquires hardware and software
  • Updates and maintains maps
  • Verifies situs address information
  • Conducts ownership research
  • Manages information distribution
  • Maintains geographic information systems
  • Researches and processes data requests

Real Property

  • Values residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural properties
  • Values land conservation contracts, farmland, and security zone contracts
  • Values possessory interests
  • Values gas and oil properties
  • Values mineral resources and reserves
  • Prepares real property assessments
  • Maintains real property files

Business Property

  • Values taxable personal property
  • Audits and values business property
  • Audits property declarations
  • Values boats and aircraft
  • Prepares and maintains personal property assessments

Standards Division

  • Develops and maintains office manuals and procedures
  • Monitors assessment litigation and legislation
  • Provides for administration of property tax regulations, rules, and reports
  • Performs internal audits
  • Processes exemption claims
  • Reviews complex changes in ownership and legal entities
  • Audits employee property declarations
  • Processes and maintains changes in ownership

Recorder-County Clerk

  • Maintains public records
  • Records documents
  • Files fictitious name statements
  • Verifies recording requirements of documents submitted in person or by mail
  • Issues and registers marriage licenses, vital statistics and other public documents
  • Processes notary bonds and notices of determination
  • Registers process servers and professional photocopiers
  • Processes unlawful detainer and legal documents assistants
  • Provides in-person services to the public
  • Searches and copies public records
  • Receives passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State
Office of the Assessor

44 N. San Joaquin Street
Second Floor, Suite 230
Stockton, CA 95202

Phone: (209) 468-2630
Fax (209) 468-0422

Hours 8:30 - 4:30 weekdays, except holidays

Office of the Recorder-County Clerk

44 N. San Joaquin Street
Second Floor, Suite 260
Stockton, CA 95202

Phone: (209) 468-3939
Fax: (209) 468-8040

County Clerk: 8:00 - 4:00
(Marriage Licenses, Document Filing)
Document Recording: 8:00 - 4:00
Vital Statistics: 8:00 - 4:15
(Copies of Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates)
Copies of Recorded Documents: 8:00 - 4:30
General Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30
Open weekdays, except holidays