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Assessor

KristiLee   
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.

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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.

 

Important Information for Williamson Act and
Farmland Security Zone Property Owners

In December 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.