Additional Resources

The Unit recommends the following agencies that may be able to help you with your real estate matter.

Santa Clara County Record​er's Office​​ - Real estate records for the County since 1850 are available after they have been recorded. These records are only available for purchase in person or by mail.  

California Bureau of Real Estate

Contractors State Licensing Board

California Department of Business Oversight - A State agency that regulates the offer and sale of securities, franchises and off-exchange commodities, and transactions involving certain fiduciaries and lenders regulated by the Department.

Santa Clara County, Office of the Assessor - The Assessor has the responsibility to locate all taxable property in the County, identify ownership, establish a value for all property subject to local property taxation, list the value of all property on the assessment roll, and apply all legal exemptions.

Santa Clara County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service - The County Bar Association can set up a 30-minute consultation between an attorney and an individual for $41. There is a Modest Means Panel for individuals who cannot afford the consultation fee.

McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center - Operates the State of California’s 1-800-Victims line. McGeorge students, under attorney supervision, provide information and referrals statewide to victims, their families, victim service providers, and other interested parties. Also available are free informational material concerning victims’ rights. The Center is mandated and funded by legislation and is operated in cooperation with the Office of Criminal Justice Planning.​

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