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Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017

Additional Government Code Provisions

Provisions Relating to Consolidation of County Offices




Chapter 7. Consolidation of Offices

Section 24300

24300. Consolidations authorized; term of office. By ordinance the board of supervisors may consolidate the duties of certain of the county offices in one or more of these combinations:

(a) Sheriff and tax collector.

(b) Auditor and recorder.

(c) County clerk, auditor, and recorder.

(d) County clerk and public administrator.

(e) County clerk and recorder.

(f) County clerk and auditor.

(g) Treasurer and tax collector.

(h) Treasurer and recorder.

(i) Treasurer and assessor.

(j) Treasurer and public administrator.

(k) Public administrator and coroner.

(l) District attorney and public administrator.

(m) District attorney and coroner.

(n) Sheriff and coroner.

(o) Sheriff and public administrator.

(p) County agricultural commissioner and county sealer of weights and measures.

(q) Road commissioner and surveyor. A county may create an office entitled public works director, combining the duties of road commissioner and surveyor and any other compatible duties not legally required to be performed by another county officer.

(r) County surveyor and director of transportation.

By the ordinance that consolidates the duties of the appointive county offices described in subdivision (p), notwithstanding Section 2122 and Sections 2181 to 2187, inclusive, of the Food and Agricultural Code, and Sections 12200 and 12214 of the Business and Professions Code, the board of supervisors may provide that the first term only of the newly consolidated office expires when the first of the remaining unexpired terms of the two unconsolidated offices would have expired. Where a vacancy in either of the unconsolidated offices exists the term of office of the newly consolidated office shall be the longer of the remaining unexpired terms.

History.—Added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 424, in effect September 19, 1947. Stats. 1987, Ch. 544, in effect January 1, 1988, added the second paragraph. Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 407 (AB 1318), in effect January 1, 2006.