Kristine Lee, Kings County Assessor, Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters

Important Information for Property Owners:

Recently a private company has begun circulating a document offering to provide copies of deeds for recently transferred properties.  This document appears official, and includes a charge to obtain copies of these records.  While the document does state that the company is not affiliated with the county in which your deed was recorded, this document still appears misleading and official.

Please note that any property owner may obtain a copy of their deed directly from the Kings County Clerk-Recorder's Office for a nominal fee.  You can contact that office directly at (559) 852-2470 if you have any questions about obtaining a copy of your deed.


About Us

The County Assessor is a constitutionally elected official responsible for discovery, valuation and enrollment of all locally assessable property within Kings County.

The Kings County Assessor's Office is committed to a philosophy of service and accountability to the public, whose interest is best served through the sound administration of the property tax laws.

Consistent with this philosophy we will:

  • Be diligent in identifying ways to improve and simplify the process for understanding property tax assessments
  • Be persistent in promoting and encouraging voluntary compliance with the property tax law
  • Be fair in our treatment of all property owners and consistent in our administration of the law
  • Be firm in adhering to our fundamental principles and values, yet flexible in our methods for serving the public and accomplishing our goals.

In keeping with our most significant, commonly-held principles and values:

  • We provide high quality work products and services based on our commitment to public service, excellence, and accountability.
  • We adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct.
  • We administer the laws equitably, impartially, efficiently, and accurately.
  • We observe and protect the confidentiality rights of the public and our employees.
  • We treat every individual, the public, and other private and government agencies with courtesy, respect, dignity, and concern.
  • We value the individual and teamwork, and the contribution that each makes to our office and the public.
  • We accept responsibility for the public's trust and work together with other departments and agencies in a cooperative, mutually supportive environment with honest and open communications.      

Recorded Document Services

The Kings County Clerk/Recorder’s Office Public Records system allows us to publish, as a free service to our community, Searchable indexes for Birth, Death, Marriage, Real Estate, & Fictitious Business Names.

In addition to the indexes you will also be able to complete and submit applications for Fictitious Business Names and Marriage License on-line.  Once these applications are submitted to the Clerk Recorder’s Office you will need to come in person to complete your transaction.  Further instructions can be found on the application forms.  We hope you will find these services useful.

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Important Information for Williamson Act and Farmland Security Zone Property Owners

On Tuesday, December 21, 2010, the Kings County Board of Supervisors approved the implementation of AB 1265 to modify Williamson Act and Farmland Security Zone contracts within the county. For information on the financial ramifications of this decision on your property, please see our Williamson Act and Farmland Security Zone FAQ page.


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