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Santa Clara County Finance Agency

Mission Statement

The mission of the Finance Agency is to manage the County's accounting systems and financial resources, to maintain fiscal integrity, to enhance the County's revenue base, to preserve and provide for the public a true record of real property and vital human events, issue licenses and certifications for marriage, and maintain a public record of business and specified other names.

The Finance Agency, through its three departments (Department of Tax and Collections, Controller-Treasurer Department, and Clerk Recorder's Office), manages the County's financial systems and cash resources as well as the cash resources of school districts within the County. The agency's wide perspective and scope of responsibilities are shaped by the combined strength of its individual departments, each providing unique and highly specialized services. Its responsibilities include the central accounting, collection, disbursement and audit, treasury and debt financing functions for the County, property tax collection and distribution, as well as the recording of official and vital documents, maintenance of public records on business and specified other names, and the issuance of marriage licenses and certificates, as well as passports.​

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