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 this tragic wildfire. The Tamarack Fire has decimated the area and destroyed the power and communication lines to our offices in Markleeville. I'm presuming that it be some time before we'll be let back into the office since it will take time to restore the communication lines to our area. In the meantime, our email is functional and everyone is diligently working remotely to keep our office up and running. Please feel free to email Donald or Jeanette if you need something and send all recordings via US Mail to P.O. Box 155 until the administration building reopens.

The Assessors Office will be proactively adjusting property tax values due to property damage caused by the fire. Adjustments will be made per Section 170 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. If your property has more than $10,000 in damage from the fire, please fill out and send in the calamity relief form as required by Section 170.

The administration building will reopen to the public as soon as possible. Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Alpine County is requiring everyone that isn't fully vaccinated and enters the building to wear a cloth face covering over their mouth and nose while in the building. Regardless of vaccination status, please sanitize your hands when entering 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 have a document that you would like to submit for recording, prior to sending the hard copy, we recommend emailing our Recording Tech, Jeanette Millar, a copy of all the pages in the document, including the PCOR. 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. 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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