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Recorder Fee Schedule

Important Notice

The staff of the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor'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 them out.

Please note: As of July 1, 2016, the fee for recording the first page of a standard document increased by $1.00 to $14.00.

Notes

  • The standard page size for copying is 11 by 17 inches or smaller
  • For recording purposes, a standard page is one printed side of a single 8½ by 11 inch sheet (in other words, two printed sides of a single sheet equal two standard pages); if a document incorporates a second title, it is called a "double document"
  • A document or copy is certified as authentic when it receives the Stamp of the Recorder's Office
  • If there is not enough room for the Recorder's endorsement (approximately 3 inches by 3 inches) at the top of the first page of any document being recorded, an additional $3.00 fee will be charged to cover a separate page
  • Documents to be recorded are required to be 8½ by 11 inches; documents you wish to record having other dimensions are subject to a penalty of $3.00 per page
  • If a Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (PCOR) does not accompany transfers of title, an additional fee of $20.00 is added to the recording fee
  • Information about the Monument Fee Collection Procedures

Copy Fees

Standard Pages (up to 11" x 17") 
Standard Pages (over 11" x 17")
[Government Code 27366]
$2.00 per page 
$2.50 per page
Standard Pages (certified) 
Plus additional (up to 11" x 17")
Plus additional (over 11" x 17")
[Government Code 27364]
$2.00 per document
$2.00  per page 
$2.50  per page 

Maps
[Government Code 27366]
$2.50 per page

Maps (certified)
Plus additional
[Government Code 27364]
$2.00 per document
$2.50 per page

Recording Fees

Standard Pages (8½ x 11)  
(Note: 7/1/2016 fee increased to $14.00)
[Government Codes 27361, 27397, 77205]
$14.00 first page (or part thereof)
$3.00 per additional page

Double Documents  
(Note: 7/1/2016 fee increased to $14.00)
[Government Code 27361]
$14.00 each additional Title


Documents Requiring Additional Indexing
[Government Code 27361]
$1.00 each additional reference indexed
$1.00 each group of 10 names
Combined Documents
(Note: 7/1/2016 fee increased to $14.00)
[Government Code 27361]
$14.00 (each title in addition to the first)

Release of Lien by a Public Agency
[Government Codes 27361 & 27397]
$12.00

Survey Monument Fee
[Government Codes 27584 & 27585]
[Resolution 10-0900]
$10.00


Maps
[Government Codes 27372, 27361, 27397]
$9.00 for first page
$2.00 per additional page
Filed Documents (building contracts)
[Government Code 27380]
$6.00

UCC-1 and UCC-2 Standard Forms
[Government Code 12194]
$10.00 each

UCC-1 and UCC-2 Non-standard Forms
[Government Code 12194]
$20.00 each

UCC Filings (1 or 2 pages)
[Government Code 12194]
$10.00

UCC Filings (3 or more pages)
[Government Code 12194]
$20.00

Notification Fees

Involuntary Lien Notice Notification
[Government Code 27387 & 27297]
$7.00 each

Preliminary Lien Notice Notification
[Government Code 27361]
$35.00 each

Additional Fees

Non-standard page size
(8 ½ x 14 maximum size)
[Government Code 27361]
$3.00 per page
(for every page of document)

PCOR Fee (no PCOR with deed)
[Revenue & Taxation 480.3/Resolution 85-1260]
$20.00

Penalty Print
[Government Code 27361.1]
$1.00 per page 

Taxes

[Revenue & Taxation 11911]

 Jurisdition County Tax City Tax Total Tax
 City of Cloverdale $0.55 per $1,000.00* $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
 City of Cotati $0.55 per $1,000.00* $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
 City of Healdsburg $0.55 per $1,000.00* $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
 City of Petaluma $1.10 per $1,000.00 $2.00 per $1,000.00** $3.10 per $1,000.00
 City Rohnert Park $0.55 per $1,000.00* $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
 City of Santa Rosa $1.10 per $1,000.00 $2.00 per $1,000.00** $3.10 per $1,000.00
 City of Sebastopol $0.55 per $1,000.00* $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
 City of Sonoma $0.55 per $1,000.00* $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
 Town of Windsor $0.55 per $1,000.00*  $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
 Unicorporated Area $1.10 per $1,000.00 N/A $1.10 per $1,000.00

Amount of tax is per $1,000.00 of consideration of portion thereof.
* Minus any loans assumed in the sale.
** No exemption for assumed loans.

Contact Information

William F. Rousseau

County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Business Hours
Monday – Tuesday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

To ensure same day recording of your documents, please be sure we have them by 4:00 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and by 3:00 PM on Wednesdays.

Addresses
Recorder's Office
585 Fiscal Drive

Suite 103

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.4657196, -122.7277883
Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1709

Santa Rosa, CA 95402

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