Recording Information

IN-PERSON SERVICE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2020

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BASIC RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

Although we cannot give legal advice, we can provide you with the requirements to make your document acceptable for recording. When a document transferring ownership of real property is presented for recording, we will look for the following information:

  • Name(s) of the Grantor(s). Also known as the Seller(s), old owners
  • Name(s) of the Grantee(s). Also known as the Buyer(s), new owners
  • Description/identification of real property located in Yolo County, such as lot and tract or street address
  • Assessor's Parcel Number
  • Documentary transfer tax declaration
  • "When recorded mail to" address
  • Mailing address for future tax statements
  • City where property located or unincorporated specified
  • Signature(s) of grantor(s)
  • Signature(s) of grantor(s) acknowledged by a notary public

In addition, a Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (Form BOE-502-A) must accompany the document. If the form is not presented at the time of recording, an additional recording fee of $20.00 will be assessed.

As a courtesy, some forms are available online. Also, The Sacramento Law Library has information on how to prepare land record documents Sacramento Law Library - DISCLAIMER; this website is not affiliated with the Yolo County Clerk/Recorder's Office

RECORD IN-PERSON

To record in person, schedule your appointment
625 Court Street, Room B-01
Woodland, CA 95695

Documents presented by 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) are recorded the same day. 

RECORD BY MAIL

Mail your documents, along with a check or money order payable to the "Yolo County Clerk-Recorder," to:
Yolo County Clerk-Recorder
P.O. Box 1130
Woodland, CA 95695

Documents received by mail are recorded within 2-3 business days.

FEES:

Recording fees are available from the online fee schedule