The Assessor is responsible for locating, describing, and identifying ownership of all property within the County of San Bernardino; establishing a taxable value for all properties subject to taxation; listing all taxable values on the assessment roll; and applying all legal exemptions.
The Recorder is responsible for the recordation and safeguarding of any document that is authorized or required by statute or court order to be recorded and meets the recording requirements of state statutes and local ordinances.
We serve as the public repository, much like a library where information is stored permanently. As an extension of the State, the Recorder also maintains all vital records consisting of birth, death, and marriage records that have occurred in San Bernardino County.
The County Clerk is responsible for issuing marriage licenses, birth certificates, and death certificates and also the processing of fictitious business name statements, notaries public, process servers, professional photocopiers, legal document assistants, and unlawful detainer assistants filings and registrations.
The County Clerk also authenticates signatures of Notaries Public filed in San Bernardino County.
The Historical Archives is responsible for identifying, collecting, preserving, maintaining, and making available records and historical materials relating to the County of San Bernardino. The Archives serves as both a repository for these unique documents and as a resource center open to the public and county staff.