Message from Mark Church, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Chief Elections Officer
Welcome to the San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder website. I am honored and privileged to serve as your Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Chief Elections Officer. I am committed to ensuring that our office continues its tradition of excellence and operates at a maximum level of efficiency and productivity. Please use this website for easy access to the information and services that our office provides to the citizens of San Mateo County. I hope you find it a useful resource for Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder information.
2014 County Clerk Fees
Effective January 1, 2014, in accordance with Assembly Bill 1053, the fee for certified copies of vital records will be $28 for a birth certificate, $21 for a death certificate, and $15 for a marriage certificate. These fees will affect all requests processed in 2014. In addition, the marriage license (public) will be $79.
In the event you mail your request during the latter part of December, please be sure to enclose your payment reflecting the new fee. (Fee Schedule)
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San Bruno RELIEF
Assessor's Division is accepting "Decline in Value" applications until October 1 for 2014-15 tax year.
2013-2014 Assessment Roll Summary
Same-Sex Marriage Begins Again in California
As of Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4 p.m. the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dissolved the stay of the order enjoining enforcement of Prop 8. This means that same-sex marriage is again legal in CA.
|Ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding same-sex marriage|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit|
County Clerk Ready to Perform Same-Sex Marriage But Licenses will not be Issued until Court Lifts Stay of Injunction
CARE Press Release, June 26, 2013
Effective September 1, 2013 a new transfer tax explanation and exemption list will be used. Please refer to it for understanding transfer tax issues. [More]
There to teach: Domini Hoskins Black History Museum on display in Burlingame
smdailyjournal.com, February 19, 2011
Fisher: Many hats, many contributions
mercurynews.com, March 8, 2010
County Clerk - Assessor - Recorder - Elections
County of San Mateo
555 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1665
Phone: (650) 363-4500
Fax: (650) 363-1903
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