Assessor / Recorder


Office of Donald O'Connor

Alpine County Assessor and Recorder

Welcome to the Alpine County Assessor and Recorder's webpage.

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the Tamarack Fire and we would like to thank everyone that helped save our community!

The Assessors Office has proactively adjusted property tax values per Section 170 of the Revenue and Taxation Code for property that we know were damaged by the Tamarack fire. If your property has more than $10,000 in physical damage from the fire and you have not seen an adjustment to your 2021/22 regular tax bill, please fill out and send in the calamity relief form and we will process it.

Holiday hours: The Board of Supervisors has given the county employees additional time off around the Christmas and New Years holidays, but for those end of year recordings, the Recorders Office will be open for your recording needs during normal business hours on December 29th and 30th. However, in observation of the holidays, we will be closed starting December 24th and open December 29th and 30th and be closed the 31st through January 3rd, reopening on January 4th.

Recording hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - excluding holidays

General office hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - excluding holidays

Our office is open during normal business hours, please fee free to call or stop by the administration building, we are here to assist you with your needs. Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Alpine County is requiring that everyone must wear a mask while in county buildings regardless of vaccination status. Please wear a cloth face covering over your mouth and nose while in the building.

Proposition 19 was passed by the voters of California on November 3, 2020 and changes the possible future tax obligations for children and grandchildren inheriting property after February 16, 2021. In addition, starting April 1, 2021, Prop 19 also affects disaster relief and the base year value transfers for people over 55 or disabled. Not all the details have been worked and may require additional legislation. For the current State Boards interpretation, Please refer to the State Board of Equalization's chart for more information.

If you need to submit a document for recording, it's recommended to email our Recording Tech, Jeanette Millar a copy of all the pages in the document, including the PCOR, prior to sending the original. She will review the document, make sure it's recordable and will also provide you with the exact recording fee. This will save time and frustration by minimizing issues and avoids unrecordable documents.

Property taxation in California has become complicated and difficult to understand. I hope you find the information in this site helpful by answering your questions about property taxation and recorded documents.

The Assessor's Office is responsible for administering the county property tax assessment program. Revenues from property tax assessments benefit the public by funding public schools and services provided by the County, and special districts.

The Recorder has the responsibility of recording and to safeguard public records of real estate transactions and actions, as mandated by law. The Recorder maintains the recorded documents while making them available for public access.

If you have questions, need clarification, or simply want more information, call, e-mail us or drop by and visit with myself or my helpful staff.

The Assessor/Recorders Office is located in the Administration building at 99 Water Street Markleeville, California. Phone Number: (530) 694-2283

Our US Postal Service mailing address is P.O. Box 155 Markleeville, CA 96120

General office hours are Monday through Friday 8 A.M. to 12 P.M. and 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. (excluding holidays).

Recording hours are Monday through Friday 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. and 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. (excluding holidays).

Notice to new property owners or current property owners who have improvements under construction or have completed new construction

Public Notice regarding Senate Bill (SB) 2 Affordable Housing and Jobs Act Fee of $75