County of San Diego

ASSESSOR | RECORDER | COUNTY CLERK

Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr.

Meet Chief Deputy Assessor - Taxpayer Advocate

JORDAN Z. MARKS, ESQ.
Chief Deputy Assessor / Taxpayer Advocate
San Diego County

Jordan is your San Diego County Chief Deputy Assessor / Taxpayer Advocate. In this position he assists taxpayers with navigating issues in the office, leads the office’s countywide award-winning educational outreach programs, and corrects systemic issues.  Jordan has personally resolved over 1,000 customer care cases.

Thanks to Jordan’s outreach, San Diego Taxpayers have received “unprecedented property tax savings” in 2022, topping $260 million. This includes $32.8 million for homeowners and seniors, $18.7 million for disabled veterans, and over $210 million for renters, schools, charitable organizations, churches, affordable housing, and homeless services.

Jordan was recognized as a “San Diego County Taxpayer Watchdog” for his innovative programs that helped make San Diego County the #1 Assessor office in California for helping disabled veteran homeowners, and for writing the law that expanded property tax relief for wildfire survivors and victims of natural disasters.

Jordan has helped San Diego seniors save thousands on their property taxes by using Proposition 19’s senior exclusion from reassessment.  His outreach has helped seniors retire with dignity by upgrading their lifestyle without increasing their property taxes.

In 2018, Jordan led the creation of an annual diversity procurement event leveraging the County Assessor / Recorder / County Clerk’s $80 million dollar budget to increase more contracting opportunities for San Diego County veterans-, women-, and minority-owned businesses.

Jordan is a licensed attorney and Certified Property Tax Appraiser in California. He is a graduate from the University of San Diego Cybersecurity Executive Certificate program.  Jordan most recently served as a San Diego County Hispanic Chamber Board Member and volunteers as a leader on the USS Midway Museum, the Small Business Development Center, the City of San Diego Coast Guard Committee, San Diego Oasis Senior Learning Center and many more organizations across San Diego County. He is a homeowner and married with a son.