Jordan Z. Marks


County of San Diego

Meet our Assessor, Recorder, County Clerk

Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk/Commissioner of Civil Marriage Ceremonies
County of San Diego County

Jordan was elected in November of 2022 for his first term as your County of San Diego Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk/Commissioner of Civil Marriage Ceremonies.

Prior to his election Mr. Marks served as the Chief Deputy Assessor/Taxpayer Advocate. In this position he assisted taxpayers with navigating issues in the office, lead the office’s countywide award-winning educational outreach programs, and corrected systemic issues.  Jordan has personally resolved over 1,000 customer care cases.

Thanks to Jordan’s outreach, San Diego Taxpayers received “unprecedented property tax savings” in 2022, topping $260 million. This included $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. Jordan received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Juris Doctorate from the University at Buffalo School of Law. He also 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.

Jordan and his wife were married at the County of San Diego County Clerk waterfront office, have a son, and are homeowners.