San Mateo County officials warn of homeowner scam
insideBayArea.com, December 24, 2009
The San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder's Office, Assessor's Division says scammers are trying to cheat property owners out of money for a service the assessor provides for free.
San Mateo County Base Recording Fees - Updated for the First Time Since 1985
December 14, 2009
The San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder's Office, Recorder’s Division will increase its recording fees effective January 1, 2010. The current standard recording fee of $9 to record the first page of a document will increase to $15 while the $3 for each additional page recorded will remain the same (no increase). The current base recording fee was established in 1985, nearly 25 years ago, and it has not been raised since that time.
Assessor Maps now available online
July 2, 2009
This online feature allows you to download a free copy of an official Assessor's map page showing a specific parcel(s). You can search for parcel maps database either by the Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) or by street address.
Budget Message to the Board of Supervisors
June 24, 2009
County Recorders can unwitting accept fraudulent property documents
One of the growing concerns for county recorders throughout the United States is the increase in property fraud. To prove the point about how easy it is to perpetrate this kind of property fraud, the Daily News in New York stole the Empire State Building as a prank last December. They did return it.
Supreme Court Ruling on Proposition 8 Stands
On Tuesday, May 26, 2009, the California Supreme Court in a 6-1 ruling upheld the November initiative, Proposition 8, which amended the California Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Fees Adjustment effective January 1, 2009
In September, the Board of Supervisors approved a series of fee increases for some of the services we provide. The increases were based on a professional fee study that was conducted; the consultants used a cost recovery model to establish the new fees.
New laws mandate an adjustment of the recording fees. Effective August 1, 2008, the recording fee will be $9 for the first page + $3 for each additional page. This $2 increase will help offset the cost of implementing electronic recording as well as redacting social security numbers from recorded documents. For more information, call (650) 363-4500.
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Landmark Decision on Same Sex Marriage
The San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder's Office, Clerk's Division opened its doors on June 17, 2008 for gay and lesbian couples to secure marriage licenses and exchange vows on the first full day same-sex nuptials were legal throughout California. For more information, visit our web feature on same sex marriage by clicking here.
San Mateo Daily Journal, September 16
If you are facing the possibility of foreclosure and would like information on your options, the web sites listed here may provide some answers.
There is good news for those with international travel plans! Effective February 1, 2008 there are four noteworthy changes to the process for obtaining passport applications. Take a look!
In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson obtained authorization from Congress to proclaim a week in September as National Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, the observance was expanded by President Ronald Reagan to a month-long commemoration, beginning September 15 and ending October 15, making 2007 the 19th annual celebration. During this month, America celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and Spanish-speaking nations in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Keeping the Promise for the Next Generation
As a service to our County’s school districts, Terry Flinn, Deputy Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, will be making presentations to any San Mateo County School District Board of Trustees, Superintendents, Business Managers and other district leaders on the impact of property tax roll fluctuations on school finance, upon invitation.
A walk among wildflowers and tours of the new energy-efficient Youth Services Center highlight San Mateo County’s celebration of National County Government Week, April 22-28.
Black History Month was designed to educate people on the pain and suffering throughout history that Blacks encountered to receive equal rights and freedom. Americans have recognized Black History annually ever since 1926 which was first known as "Negro History Week" and then converted to "Black History Month." Although Blacks have been part of our country's history since the colonial times, it was not until the 20th century that they received a respectable honor in the history books.
There to teach: Domini Hoskins Black History Museum on display in Burlingame
smdailyjournal.com, February 19, 2011
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT)
Each year in June, gay and lesbian individuals celebrate Gay Pride Month with ornate festivals and parades. Gay Pride Month commemorates the progress that the gay and lesbian rights movement has made, while acknowledging the challenges that lie ahead in gaining full acceptance of LGBT individuals in American society.
We’re proud to introduce a new guide to help people contact appropriate government agencies, file statements, pay taxes and find out what regulations may apply to their business. Since no two businesses are exactly alike, requirements vary widely.
This publication has agency names, phone numbers, addresses and website to help you officially open the doors to your business, and the online links are active!
Splitting or Combining Parcels.
Any San Mateo County property owner can request that their parcel be split or combined with other parcels that they own if an APN can be described/delineated by existing parcel and/or lot lines and the parcels of land in the opinion of the assessor can be redefined without compromising ownership, tax rate areas, general use and assessment of the land.