The California State Board of Equalization has established fundamental requirements for a map system which permits efficient operation of a county Assessor’s office and preparation of a complete and equalized assessment roll. The basic requirement in describing property on the assessment roll is that it clearly designates the properties assessed.
The Assessor’s Office must appraise all property in the county for tax purposes. The first step in the assessment process is to locate and identify all parcels of property. This is done through the use of Assessor’s parcel maps.
There are two basic methods of describing land for assessment purposes: metes and bounds and by reference to maps. Maps generally show the location of parcels with respect to streets, highways, official survey points, and district boundaries.
Our office does not determine the permitted use of property.
Our office does not determine the legal ownership of property.
For questions regarding permitted use, property owners should
contact the city where the property is located or the Planning and
Development Services Department for unincorporated communities. To
determine current legal ownership of property, individuals should
contact a real estate attorney or title company. Official Public
Records can also be searched.
The data and maps provided by the San Diego County Assessor’s Office are maintained for internal use only for property identification and the determination of property value for property taxation purposes. While the office strives to maintain the accuracy of the content of its data files, it makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the files.
The County of San Diego assumes no responsibility arising from the use of this information. No warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of this merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose is made. It is the responsibility of the data recipient to determine that the level of accuracy meets the need of their application prior to making any judgments or decisions based on this information.
You may request copies of Assessor Parcel Maps online, in person, or
by mail. The fee for a copy of a recorded document is: $2.00 for the
first page and $0.05 for each additional page, per document copy. An
additional $1.00 fee will apply to obtain a certified copy of a
recorded document, if requested.
Note: Certified copies may only be obtained of complete documents and not for individual pages.
Assessor Parcel Maps up to 11" X 17" in size (1st page per document)
Subsequent map pages up to 11" X 17" in size (ea. subsequent page after first)
Certificate under seal (per document)
To search and/or to request copies of recorded real property
documents online, go to Official Records Index. Purchased copies will be
sent via regular mail.
To request copies of Assessor Parcel Maps by mail, please mail your request along with a check or money order payable to:
San Diego Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk
Attn: Mapping Division
P.O. Box 121750
San Diego, CA 92112-1750
When requesting copies of recorded real property documents, please include the following information:
$60/hour with a two-hour minimum and no guarantee of results.
Payment is required in advance.
If you have any questions, please
call (619) 531-5588.
Send completed form or request to:
1600 Pacific Highway, Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92101
Fax completed form or request to (619) 531-5303.