Assessor / Recorder

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

Message from Donald O'Connor Assessor and Recorder

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. A lot of answers are available on our FAQ page.  If the FAQ page doesn't answer your question or if you have other questions, need clarification, or simply want more information, feel free to call, e-mail us or stop by and visit with myself or my helpful staff. We are happy to assist you any way we can.

What's the function of the Assessor and Recorder?

The Assessor's Office is responsible for administering the county property tax assessments, which is governed by the rules and laws set by the California Constitution and the legislation of the State of California. 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.

Law Changes

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 out by the State 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, we suggest you visit our Recorder's page for recording recommendations.

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 owners of recently purchased property or 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