Additional ACRE Resources
The Citizen’s Electronic Office offers citizens of San Mateo County a place to easily obtain information and documentation. Just click on the links.
Find office locations, phone numbers and other useful information about the 58 assessors in California.
Fictitious Business Names
This is a valuable resource about businesses in San Mateo County. Find information about a business and the persons who own it, or see if the business name you want to use is taken.
Enter the name, name of the owner, or keyword to find results. The database is updated every Friday.
The San Mateo Citizen’s Guide to Elected Officials is a comprehensive directory of all elected representatives and election districts within San Mateo County.
If you are facing the possibility of foreclosure and would like information on your options, the websites listed here may provide some answers.
GreatSchools is a comprehensive online guide to Bay Area public elementary, middle and high schools. GreatSchools helps families make informed decisions about where their children are educated, better understand and support public schools, and hold schools accountable to high standards of excellence.
Real Estate Fraud
California’s booming real estate market has made real estate fraud and other related schemes more prevalent and consumers need to be on alert. Every year, unsuspecting individuals and businesses become caught in duplicitous and illegal activities pertaining to property or real estate transactions. They even pay for services from private companies when those same services are available for free from the County Assessor.
After your recent transactions with lenders, escrow, and title companies, you may receive unwanted advertising and solicitations. As a service to you, a list of businesses has been provided below. You may wish to contact them to have your name removed from their files and the lists they sell.
Secured Property Tax Search
Find information on your property, such as its value, the amount of taxes due or owed or paid, the property tax rate or similar information. The system is easy to use and provides a wealth of useful information on your property.
Taxpayers’ Bill of
Rights Annual Report
The Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate’s Office (TRAO) of the State Board of Equalization has released its Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights Annual Report. The TRAO facilitates resolution of taxpayer complaints and problems, monitors various tax and fee programs for compliance with the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights, and recommends laws, policies, or procedures to enhance the Board’s public service goals. Generally, the TRAO helps taxpayers resolve difficulties with state and county assessment and taxation staff, or provides procedural or legal guidance. The TRAO works to ensure fair and equitable treatment of taxpayers in the assessment and collection of taxes, and identifies and recommends changes in policies, procedures and statutes to improve and/or ease taxpayer compliance. Review current and past reports here. Hard copies are available from the State Board by calling 916.324.2798.
Find out how elected officials are using campaign contributions.
Not sure if you are registered to vote? Check your voter status online.