The Recorder, upon
payment of the proper fees and taxes, accepts for recordation any
instrument, paper, or notice which is authorized or required by law to
be recorded. Prior to recordation, these documents must contain
sufficient information to be indexed as required by statute and be
are microfilmed as a permanent record and the original document is
returned to the customer after filing. Filed documents are retained for
specified length of time, or kept permanently, as in the case of maps.
All records are indexed by names of the principal parties to the
document and by the year recorded. The records are open for public
inspection and copies may be purchased from this office.
An Overview of
the County Recorder
staff of the Recorder’s Office are forbidden by California legal codes
to practice law or provide legal advice; this prohibition includes
giving advice about what forms you might need or how you should fill