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Vision / Function

Vision of the Office

To provide quality customer service by carrying out all mandated functions, fairly, effectively and efficiently.

Function of the Office

The County Assessor is a mandated function responsible for producing annual property assessment rolls, the basis of property tax revenue. The Assessor discovers, values, and enrolls all taxable property in San Joaquin County. The Office also investigates and values all new construction, determines status under the Revenue & Taxation Code and reappraises all properties with a change in ownership, administers various tax exemption programs, and maintains countywide ownership data and property maps. The Assessor is an elected department head with a 4 year term of office.

The Assessor does not collect taxes, set tax rates, or prepare tax bills. Your tax bill is prepared by the County Tax Collector.