Our office will be closed Wednesday, June 19, for the Juneteenth holiday.

On Monday, April 29, the Office of the Assessor-Recorder will transition to a new main office phone number, 628-652-8100. For the 12 months following this transition, constituents who call the Office’s prior phone number will automatically be transferred to our new line. As part of this transition, the Office is instituting key upgrades to improve the experience that San Franciscans have when calling us. To learn more, click here.

Our Mission is to fairly and accurately identify and assess all taxable property in San Francisco and record, secure, and provide access to property, marriage, and other records.

Together, we work to ensure the financial stability of San Francisco. We seek to be a model of good government and antiracism by advancing our values of fairness, care, equity, and excellence in service to our diverse constituents and communities.

The Office of the Assessor-Recorder is responsible for fairly and accurately executing property assessment functions in accordance with the State Constitution and State and local laws. Our core responsibilities include identifying all taxable property in the City and County of San Francisco, establishing a taxable value, and applying all legal exemptions. Property broadly includes real property as well as personal property owned by businesses.

The Office is also responsible for recording documents and securing public records. We ensure each document meets recording requirements and make them accessible to the public. We record over 400 different types of documents annually, including deeds of trust, reconveyances, liens, maps, and public marriage certificates.

Additionally, the Office is responsible for collecting any transfer tax due upon a change in property ownership. We perform audits to ensure the correct property value basis for taxation. In all that we do we seek to advance the values of fairness, care, equity, and excellence in service to our diverse constituents and communities.


Racial Equity Action Plan

The Office of the Assessor-Recorder's Racial Equity Action Plan aims to proactively advance equity in the Department's internal and external work including recruitment, culture, training, community engagement, advocacy, and the review and evaluation of our operations. Our work is guided by our Racial Equity Action Plan.

The Phase One Equity Action Plan recommends strategies to advance racial equity in six core areas:

  • Hiring and Recruitment
  • Retention and Promotion
  • Discipline and Separation
  • Diverse and Equitable Workforce
  • Mobility and Professional Development
  • Organizational Culture of Inclusion and Belonging

View the full Racial Equity Action Plan here (updated December 2020) focused on internal racial equity priorities.

View the Racial Equity Progress Report here (May 2, 2022) for updates on the implementation of the Phase One Equity Action Plan.