Santa Clara County residents who are looking to file official documents, pay taxes, search records or get married, among other things, must now head to a new location.
As of Monday, the county has moved some of its key offices from the Civic Center area north of Downtown San Jose to the city’s far north side. Among the departments that have new digs are:
- The Assessor’s Office, previously located at 70 W. Hedding St., now at 130 W. Tasman Dr.
- The Department of Tax and Collections, previously at 852 N. First St., now at 110 W. Tasman Dr.
- The Clerk-Recorder’s Office, previously at 70 W. Hedding St., now at 110 W. Tasman Dr.
The county’s new West Tasman Campus has more than double the free parking spaces as its Civic Center campus and is close to Valley Transportation Authority bus routes and a VTA light-rail line. The campus is also more centrally located within the county, officials said.
“We hope people will find it more convenient to visit the West Tasman campus,” said Santa Clara Assessor Larry Stone in a statement.
County press representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The buildings the offices are moving into are surrounded by Cisco Systems Inc.’s headquarters campus and were previously occupied by the networking giant. The county bought them and two others next door from Shorenstein Properties LLC in 2018 for nearly $174 million.
The offices serve over 1.9 million county residents from as far north as Los Altos to as far south as Morgan Hill. Previously, the three departments used to share office space with the county Board of Supervisors, the District Attorney’s office and the county Planning Department.
It was not immediately clear how the county plans to use the departments’ newly vacated spaces. Some county employees at the new West Tasman campus said they expect the Board of Supervisors’ staff fill in at least some of the space at 70 W. Hedding.
In addition to offering more parking, the county’s new campus features a pair of new attractions for people who are getting married — indoor and outdoor wedding chapels.