Message from Larry W. Ward
Welcome to the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. We are currently working to improve our website. The new site, which will be launched during the week of May 20th, will provide you with easy access to information and a variety of online services to assist with your needs. During the transition you may experience some technical difficulties. Please bear with us as we strive to offer you a more user-friendly website. We apologize for any inconvenience and we look forward to offering you the best quality service in the future.
Property tax law provides certain protections for applicable property when values decline under Proposition 8.
We have put together a Prop 8 page
which provides information, applications, and other useful links to answer many of your questions. Our goal as the A-C-R is to be proactive in recognizing reduction in property's value and ensure that no property owner pays more than their fair share of property taxes.
Please feel free to contact me about this site or any other matter of concern.
News & Information
Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Trust Fund Fee - Important Update|
Pursuant to Government Code Section 27388 and County of Riverside Resolution Number 2013-054, effective March 26, 2013, the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Trust Fund Fee will change from $3.00 to $10.00. For more information, click here.
Documentary Transfer Tax Affidavit |
Effective January 1, 2011, a Documentary Transfer Tax Affidavit will be required to be completed and submitted with each document when Documentary Transfer Tax is being paid or when an exemption is being claimed from paying the tax. If a governmental agency is a party to the document, the form will not be required. Click here to view the form.
Birth & Death Certificate Fee Increase|
Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 103625, the fees for birth and death certificates will increase by $2.00. Effective January 1, 2013, the new fee for birth certificates will be $23.00 and the new fee for death certificates will be $16.00.
Effective December 7, 2012, our fees will be changing in accordance with Ordinance 729.6, 735.2, 831.2, and 891.1.
For a schedule of the new fees, please click HERE or call one of our representatives.
Consumers should be wary of solicitations requesting fees ranging from $25 - $500 for services that are offered at our office for a substantially lower cost or at no charge. For more information, click here.
Fish and Game Fee Increase|
Effective January 1, 2013 the filing fees for calendar year 2013 will increase pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 713. The annual fee adjustments are based on changes to the Implicit Price Deflator for State and Local Government Purchases of Goods and Services, as published by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
click here for details
Same Sex Marriages|
On December 7, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will review the ruling of the 9th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals on Proposition 8. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court ruled that the proposition is
unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in March 2013 and are expected to reach a
decision by June 2013. The stay issued by the court on August 16, 2010 is still in effect.
The Riverside Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder will comply with the orders of the court, and as such are
unable to expand our services to same sex couples. We will continue to monitor any new developments and
will keep you informed of any changes.