Recording Requirements

The Clerk/Recorder's office cannot advise which form to use or how to fill them out, for help you should seek legal advice.

  • The recorder is responsible for accepting all documents that meet recording requirements.
  • The recorder may not give legal advice, assist you in the preparation of documents or counsel when and if to record a document
  • If you need assistance preparing a document, you must seek your own legal counsel.
  • As a courtesy some forms are available online.

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Item Fee Notes
Building Homes & Jobs Act - SB 2 (Gov Code 27388.1) A fee of $75.00 shall be paid at the time of recording of every real estate instrument, paper, or notice required or permitted by law to be recorded, except those expressly exempted from payment of recording fees, per each single transaction per parcel of real property. You can view the SB 2 bill at this link - SB 2, Chapter 364. $75.00 Effective January 1, 2018 / The fee imposed by this section shall not exceed $225.00 Exempt - recorded in connection with a transfer subject to the imposition of a documentary transfer tax as defined in Section 11911 of the Revenue and Taxation Code or on any real estate instrument, paper, or notice recorded in connection with a transfer of real property that is a residential dwelling to an owner-occupier. 
Documentary Transfer Tax $1.10 Per $1,000 City of Woodland, City of Davis, City of West Sacramento, City of Winters and Unincorporated Areas 
Conformed Copy Fee $1.00 customer provides document copy 
First 8-1/2" x 11" page $14.00* Except documents listed below 
* 1st 8 1/2" x 11" page for Deed of Trust, Assignment of Deed of Trust, Reconveyance, Request for Notice, Notice of Default, Rescission, Subsititution of Trustee and Notice of Trustee Sale, Amended Deed of Trust, Abstract of Judgment, Affidavit, Assignment of Rents, Assignment of a Lease, Construction Deed of Trust, CC&R's, Declaration of Homestead, Easement, A Lease, A Lien, Lot Line Adjustment, Mechanic's Lien, Modification for Deed of Trust, Notice of Completion, Quitclaim Deed, Subordination Agreement, A Release, and Trustee's Deed upon Sale $24.00 This fee includes an additional $10 fee that is for the mandated Fraud Prevention Fund ****** Effective February 13, 2013 
Each additional page (8-1/2" x 11"), per document $3.00  
Non-conforming sized documents per page $3.00  
Combined Documents-per title. 1st page $14.00/$24.00 See note on right 2 or more serially incorporated documents - * Please verify titles for appropriate fees (see above titles on left ) 
Each additional page of combined documents $3.00  
Documents Requiring Additional Indexing $4.00 Per recording reference 
Indexing 10 or more names $4.00 For each additional set of up to 10 names 
Penalty Print - per page $1.00 More than 9 lines per vertical inch or 22 characters per horizontal inch 
Preliminary 20 Day Notice $34.00  
Involuntary Lien Notice-(per name) $11.00  
Preliminary Change of Ownership Report $20.00 When not presented with certain documents at time of recording 
Release of State/County Lien $12.00  
Release of Unsecured Property Tax $19.00  
U.C.C. Financing Statements (1-2 pages) $20.00 This fee includes an additional $10 fee that is for the mandated Fraud Prevention Fund ****** Effective February 13, 2013  
U.C.C. Financing Statement (3 or more pages) $30.00 This fee includes an additional $10 fee that is for the mandated Fraud Prevention Fund ****** Effective February 13, 2013  
Filing Maps-first page $16.00  
Filing Maps - Each additional page $6.50  
Copy of Filed Map - per 18" x 26" per page $11.00  
Copy of Filed Map-per 11"x17" 1st page $7.35  
Copy of Filed Map-each additional page same map (11"x17") $2.00  
Filing paper not to be recorded $5.00  
Copy of Recorded Document-1st Page $7.35  
Each additional page, per document $2.00  
Certification Fee (per document) $6.50  
In Lieu of Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) $1.00  

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