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Welcome to Clerk, Recorder, Assessor and Elections Offices!
Our mission is to help you at significant times throughout your life - from birth to death - when you purchase a new home, open a business, or want to get married in a civil ceremony - just to name a few.
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Department Mission Statement
To honor the public trust by assuring open and honest elections, maintaining and preserving property and vital records, setting fair and impartial property values for tax purposes and providing courteous and professional services at a reasonable cost.
Elections Division
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To ensure that the voters of Santa Barbara County have the tools they need, the equipment they trust, the information and access they deserve, and the right they value in order to participate in the Elections process.
Assessor Division
To discover, identify, value and assess all taxable real and personal property in order to produce the secured and unsecured assessment rolls. To fairly and accurately apply exemptions, exclusions and to defend valuations and assessments before the Assessment Appeals Board.
Clerk-Recorder Division
To record, archive and provide copies of Official Records, Maps related to real property, and Vital Records (birth, death, marriage certificates), file Fictitious Business Name Statements and Notary Public oaths, issue Marriage licenses and perform Marriage ceremonies.
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