Copy of Assessor, County Clerk, Recorder


The mission of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder-Elections is to ensure equitable service and treatment of County property owners by accurate and fair valuation of land, improvements and businesses; register County citizens to vote and efficiently conduct transparent elections; to preserve and protect our historical and cultural records, and create an accurate public record of recorded transactions relating to people and property within San Mateo County.

Department Headline Measures

Percent of Constitutionally-Mandated Real Property Activities Processed by Close of Roll Remains Steady

Property Roll Value Average per Assessor Staff Increased

Budget Summary

FY 2016-17 Actual

  • Total Sources: $16,123,357
  • Total Requirements: $24,869,713
  • Net County Cost: $8,746,356
  • Funded FTEs: 121

FY 2017-18 Budget

  • Total Sources: $20,460,722
  • Total Requirements: $34,424,349
  • Net County Cost: $13,963,627
  • Funded FTEs: 126

Program Results

Percent of Appeals Resolved June 30 Decreased

Percent of Registered Voters who Voted in Last Election Exceeded Target

Percent of Documents Recorded Electronically Increased

Administrative Measures

Percent of Performance Goals Met Below Targe

Cost per Capita Compared to Bay Area Counties

Percent of Customer Survey Respondents Rating Services as Good or Better Increased

Percent of Employee Evaluations Completed Annually Increased

Percent of Employees Rating Working for the County as Very Good Decreased

FY 2015-17 Highlights

  • Budget was achieved
  • Assessment Property Assessment System RFP
  • Assessment Roll completed on Schedule
  • Increase of Property Tax Revenue per Assessor Staff
  • Percent of Registered Voters Who Voted in the Last Election Up Significantly
  • Increased Passport Services

FY 2017-19 Priorities

  • Assessment Property Assessment System RFP developed, issued and vendor evaluation is underway
  • Install state-of-the-art Geographical Information System
  • Install new phone system at 555 County Center
  • Major enhancements and upgrades to Informational Technology (IT)
  • Remote Access Vote by Mail (RAVBM)
  • Website Re-Design for enhanced features and improved customer satisfaction
  • New Election Legislative Mandates
  • Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Project blue print completed

Links to Program Reports

Author: Jeff Bokura, Administrative Services Manager     Contact Email:     Date Created: 09-19-2017