San Mateo County Assessor and Clerk 555 County Ctr 1st Fl, Redwood City, CA94063 The San Mateo County Assessor and Clerk's office assesses the value of taxable properties within the county. The office…More can assist the public with a host of matters, such as providing information on change in ownership, exemptions and leased equipment, to name a few.
The clerk of the board provides the county's budget, information about special events and details about how tax…More dollars are spent and invested in the community to ensure complete transparency. </p>
<p>A five-member board of supervisors runs the county and is elected in a countywide vote. Supervisors are elected to staggered four-year terms with a maximum of three terms in office. They appoint the county manager, who carries out the board's policies and goals and oversees the running of county government.</p>
<p>In addition to the supervisors, voters elect six other San Mateo County officials. They are the assessor/county clerk/recorder, district attorney/public administrator, controller, coroner, sheriff and treasurer/tax collector.</p>
The executive officer/clerk and jury commissioner, administration, criminal, civil, family law, jury, family law…More facilitators, probate, records management, countywide special parks and recreation district, and small claims court are all located in the Hall of Justice. </p>
<p>The small claims branch moved to the Hall of Justice in 2010. It also houses the Southern Branch of the Superior Court. </p>
Lathrop House 627 Hamilton St, Redwood City, CA94063 Located in downtown Redwood City, the Lathrop House Museum was once home to Mary and Benjamin Lathrop, who purchased…More land from the Arguello and Mezes families, the area's earliest landowners. It is one of the Peninsula's oldest mansions, built in 1863 by San Mateo County's first assessor-clerk-recorder. It had 11 rooms plus a kitchen and servants' quarters and named "Lora Mundi," meaning "beauty spot of the world." The Lathrop House is one of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is owned by the Citizens of San Mateo County and leased to the Redwood City Heritage Association. Now more than 140 years old, the house has been home to many of the prominent individuals woven into Redwood City's history.