Assessor & Recorder

Overview

Our objective as the Mariposa County Assessor and Recorder's Office, is to provide reliable recording information and fair and equitable taxation of all property with the best and most courteous service to the public.

Assessor

The Assessor is annually responsible for discovering and assessing all taxable real and personal property located in the county, and for determining eligibility for various property tax exemptions and exclusions.

Recorder

The Recorder maintains various land and finance documents for Mariposa County. Typical land documents include deeds, leases, mining claims, subdivision maps, homestead declarations and records of survey. Typical finance documents include trust deeds, notices of default, reconveyances, and various liens. The Recorder's office collects the Documentary Transfer Tax when real property exchanges hands.

Vital Records

The Recorder is also the registrar of vital records (marriage, birth, and death certificates) for events that occurred within the County of Mariposa.