Leasing & Acquisitions FAQ

The Real Estate Services Department provides internal services for the County government and other governmental agencies. We often receive questions from the public regarding general real estate matters. We do our best to direct these inquiries to helpful resources, but they are not services we provide.

The RESD Acquisitions & Dispositions Division holds auctions for surplus County property as those properties become available. A list of upcoming auctions and property information can be found on our For Sale web page.

Tax-defaulted properties may be purchased through the San Bernardino County Tax Collector’s office via an online auction. For more information, visit the Tax Collector’s website.

Please note, all auctions held at the courthouse are typically held by private parties. The County has no affiliation with these privately held auctions. Please contact the agency holding the auction or the courthouse for more information.

The RESD evaluates all properties on a case by case basis.  Property donations are accepted based upon County department and public necessity.  Please call our Acquisitions & Dispositions Team at (909) 387-5252 for more information.

Please contact the Leasing and Property Management Team at (909) 387-5252.

RESD does not provide lists of sales or property values to the public. Nor do we provide general property information about property not owned by the County.

You may be able to obtain some information from the Assessor’s office, Land Use Services Department, other County Departments, or a local real estate agency.

RESD provides internal services for the County government and other governmental agencies. If you are seeking a qualified agent for your real estate needs, please check local listings such as a telephone directory or internet search.

Additional resources include:

California Association of Realtors (CAR) at (213) 739-8227

California Department of Real Estate (877) 373-4542

If you have been asked by another public agency or private entity to appraise County property for acquisition or easement, your appraisal report may be reviewed by RESD staff for generally accepted appraisal standards. In addition, County Policies may identify specific definitions or methods to be used, or other valuation assignment conditions.  Please call our Acquisitions & Dispositions Division at (909) 387-5252 for more information.

Additional resources include:

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

California Department of General Services Appraisal Specifications

If you have a complaint regarding an RESD employee or service our office provided, please contact the Department Director at (909) 387-5252.

If you have a complaint against an outside agency, contact their office or the California Department of Real Estate  or the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers

If you have a complaint regarding a public nuisance, such as poor building conditions or weed abatement in the unincorporated areas, please visit Code Enforcement online for information and contacts by geographic area.

To report real estate fraud, contact the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office Real Estate Fraud Unit at (909) 382-7781 or contact your local law enforcement to file a report.

Deeds are recorded by the San Bernardino County Recorder. If you have any questions regarding the recording process, you may call (855) REC-CLRK and speak to an agent who can assist you. If you have additional questions or require assistance, you should obtain the services of a professional.

Contact the San Bernardino County Recorder for more information on or how to record or search for liens.

RESD provides internal services for the County government and other governmental agencies. If you are seeking the services of an appraiser to help determine the value of a property, please check local listings such as a telephone directory or internet search.

Additional resources include:
BREA – Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers

Please contact the County Court, your local law enforcement, or seek the services of a professional for more information on eviction procedures.

For information on housing, please contact the County of San Bernardino’s Economic Development Housing Development Division or the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.

Information on tenant’s rights may be found at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or the California Department of Housing and Community Development.