Assessors new mobile unit

The mobile unit is retrofitted from an American-built Ford 2018 Vegas Thor recreational vehicle.

Bob Dutton, San Bernardino County’s assessor, recorder and clerk (ARC) unveiled the office’s newest location for increased services — wherever you need ARC to be.

The ARC Mobile Unit is an RV equipped with the latest technology to allow for the remote production and secure issuance of vital records copies (birth, death and marriage certificates), marriage licenses, marriage ceremonies and recording of documents.

In response to the increase of COVID cases throughout the county, the ARC mobile unit is deployed outside ARC’s main office at 222 W. Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino. The mobile unit will provide additional workstations outdoors for the next few weeks to support ARC services.

“Through the leadership of our county supervisors, I am proud to announce the ARC Mobile Unit that gives our department the capability to provide essential services to communities anywhere in San Bernardino County,” said Dutton. “ARC services will now be accessible to more residents in San Bernardino County. With safety being a priority, we can provide services outdoors that promotes social distancing to keep both customers and staff safe.”

Federally funded through the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, the mobile unit was a joint project of the county’s Administrative Office, Fleet Management Department and the ARC.

Through the expertise of San Bernardino County’s Fleet Management Department, mobile unit is retrofitted from an American-built Ford 2018 Vegas Thor recreational vehicle. It is equipped with solar powered batteries, has mobile internet capabilities and can accept payment via debit/credit card. The unit will provide essential services at public events and will be deployed as needed to assist in future county disaster recovery efforts.