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Budget Department : ASSESSOR-RECORDER
2019-20 Recommended Expenditures
* Other includes all segments less than 1% of the total. Negative segments are not shown.
By Budget Division 2019-20 Recommended 2018-19 Adopted Variance from 2018-19 Adopted
ASSESSOR
 
$4,101,759
74%
$3,606,345
65%
$495,414
13.7%
RECORDER
 
$1,446,670
26%
$1,916,798
35%
$470,128
24.5%
Total
 
$5,548,429
100%
$5,523,143
100%
$25,286
0.5%
ASSESSOR

The Assessor is responsible for locating, identifying and valuing all taxable property in the County of Santa Cruz. The Assessor creates the official record of taxable property (local assessment roll), shares it with the Controller and Tax Collector, and makes it publicly available.

RECORDER

The Recorder provides public notice by accepting and recording legal documents as required by law, as well as maintaining birth, marriage and death records and indexes for the County. The Recorder’s Office maintains a perpetual record of real property transactions and vital statistics. Real property records are open for public research and staff provides assistance to the public in accessing recorded transactions. Digitized records are available for County departments and copies on compact discs are prepared for title companies and other firms.

For additional information please see the full budget document.