Law Enforcement Personnel - Protect Your Privacy!
You have the option to NOT have your name displayed as the current owner of a parcel on the county assessment rolls and to have your
information removed from any of the Assessor Information Systems.
Download and complete Form ACO031.
Mail the form ALONG WITH YOUR BUSINESS CARD AND PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION BADGE to:
San Bernardino County Assessor
172 W. Third St
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0310
Attn: Jennifer Ruiz, Transfers Section
Or fax to (909)387-0136
For more information, contact the Assessor’s Office at (909)387-0106
Protect Your Home – File a Declaration of Homestead
In California, creditors are free to place a judgment lien against your home to claim some debts. The lien is paid when you
sell your home. The creditor, though, is only entitled to the equity portion of the sale. To further limit the creditor's claim,
you can place a homestead declaration on your property. This allows you to retain a portion of the equity in your home should you
opt to sell it. Whether to claim a homestead declaration depends largely on your situation. Homestead declarations only provide
protection against creditors who file a lien while you are living in the house. You cannot claim the protection if you were not
living in the house when the judgment lien was filed. As well, you cannot move out of the house before the court declares it your homestead.
Complete the Declaration of Homestead and send along with the appropriate fee to:
San Bernardino County Recorder-Clerk
222 W. Hospitality Lane, 1st Floor
San Bernardino CA 92415-0022
Declaration of Homestead.