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Alameda County, CA,
County of Alameda
Office of Melissa Wilk, Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder
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Important Notice

CalFresh Tax Offset Notification Letters Dated May 15, 2024

On May 15, 2024, the State of California mistakenly issued tax offset notifications on behalf of the Alameda County Auditor's Agency to certain current and former Alameda County CalFresh recipients. While the letters were sent in error, they do not represent an attempt to commit fraud and all outstanding amounts are due and payable. We are working collaboratively to verify the accuracy of the amounts owed and to resolve this issue promptly.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Thank you for your understanding.

Our mission...

The Auditor-Controller Agency, through the efforts of its employees, shall provide the highest degree of accountability and service when administering public funds and in the protection of official public records.

- Melissa Wilk, Auditor-Controller



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What we do...


Development and maintenance of the County's accounting, payroll, audit, tax analysis, budget and grants, and cost plan systems and procedures. The level of these services is determined by federal and state laws, the County Charter, Administrative Code, Ordinances and Resolutions, and Departmental Policy set by the Auditor-Controller, an elected official.

Central Collections

Collects court-related fines and restitutions, Social Services Agency overpayments, and certain other receivables which are mandated by a myriad of State and Federal laws and regulations. County resolution, ordinance, and policies govern our mandate to collect other receivables, such as hospital, Public Defender, and environmental fees.

Office of the Clerk-Recorder

Provides mandated services established by statute. These include the recording of all recordable documents and maps, collection and distribution of fees and taxes from recording documents and maintenance of vital statistics register, which includes birth, death, and marriage records; the filing of various documents which include fictitious business names, notary bonds, process server and photocopier bonds, environmental impact reports and miscellaneous filings.
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Office of Contract Compliance / SLEB Program

Administers the Small Local Emerging Business (SLEB) program including certification and recertification of small and emerging local businesses and maintaining the online SLEB vendor database. Develops, implements and administers contract compliance systems, policies and procedures and reports out contract compliance, certification activity and business utilization.
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