Assessor

Richard N. Benson, Assessor - Recorder - County Clerk
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The Assessor is responsible for the preparation of the local secured and unsecured Assessment Roll. The official list of all assessable property in the county which constitute the major portion of the ad valorem tax base for local government. The responsibilities included in preparing these rolls are:

  1. Discover and inventory all tangible property within the county.
  2. Determine the taxability of all tangible property within the county.
  3. Value all taxable property as specified under Article XIIIA of the California Constitution (Proposition 13).

Important Notice: The Marin County Assessor’s Office staff is forbidden by California legal codes to practice law or provide legal advice; this prohibition includes giving advice about what forms you might need or how you should fill them out.

News and Announcements

Posted: June 23, 2016
Source: Assessor

Assessor Richard N. Benson delivers roll with $4.2 billion increase, just below last year's increase of $4.4 billion.

Posted: November 01, 2016
Source: Assessor

This form is only accepted from July 1 through October 31, 2017, inclusive.

Posted: June 26, 2014
Source: Assessor

I just received my notice — questions and answers.

Posted: June 27, 2014
Source: Assessor

Understanding assessments in a changing market — a property owner’s introduction.

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