Assessor / Recorder


Office of Donald O'Connor

Alpine County Assessor / Recorder

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

Proposition 19 was passed on November 3, 2020 by the voters of California 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.

Notice: Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Alpine County Administration building's doors are currently locked but you are welcome to make an appointment to come in to access our counter services, just like in the past. Appointments are available for a maximum of two people together and are available on-the-hour from 9am to 11am and 1pm to 4 pm weekdays (excluding holidays). For your safety, we sanitize the public space between visitors. Please contact the particular staff member that you want to make the appointment with. They will meet you at the front door and let you in at your appointment time. Cloth face covering and use of hand sanitizer is required for entry.

All staff is working and available to handle your needs during normal business hours. All communication with our office should be done via phone, email or by US Mail / overnight courier. Our address and contact information is available below or on this link. In addition to US Mail, a drop box is available outside the Administration building to deposit documents or overnight courier parcels.

If you have a document that you would like to submit for recording, we recommend emailing our Recording Tech, Jeanette Millar, a copy of all the pages in the document, including the PCOR, prior to sending the hard copy. She will review the document, make sure its recordable and will also provide you with the exact recording fee. This will save time and frustration by minimizing rejected documents. If using an overnight delivery service for your document, please email Jeanette once you have received delivery confirmation. Documents will be recorded as soon as possible but may not be processed the same day as delivered.

Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

We will update this page as the situation changes.

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.

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 Recorder has the responsibility of recording and safeguarding 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.

Thank you very much for electing me and providing me the opportunity to serve as your Assessor/Recorder. I am committed to maintaining fair and impartial assessments while providing outstanding public service.


Donald O'Connor

Alpine County Assessor/Recorder

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).

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