• Titles, Deeds, Transfer Tax and Recorded Documents

Monument Fee Collection

Effective January 1, 2011

Important Notice

The staff of the Clerk-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 them out.

The Clerk's Office is Moving

Clerk's Office is Moving!As of July 1, 2017, the County Clerk Office will be moving to 585 Fiscal Dr., Room 103, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. 

The new Clerk-Recorder’s Office will provide essential services for residents in one location – vital records, recording services, land record information, official public records, marriage licenses & ceremonies, and fictitious business names.

Monument Fee Collection Procedures

The fee is $10.00 and will apply to Grant Deeds. It does not include:
Quit Claim Deed
Tax Deed Reconveyance
Deed Decree of Distribution
Judgment of Partition
Deed of Trust Easement Deed
Deed changing vesting (ie: community property to joint tenancy, or to your own trust)
Correction Deed Re-Recorded Deed
Exceptions to the Fee Include:
Grant Deeds conveying lots created by recorded tract (subdivision) map
Grant Deed conveying real property from any public agency
Grant Deed conveying real property to any public agency
The only exempt legal descriptions are a reference to a full parcel created by a recorded Subdivision/Tract map or reference to a condominium unit
Examples of legal description that are NOT exempt:
Parcel created by a recorded Record of Survey Map
Parcel created by a recorded Parcel Map
Portion of a parcel created by a recorded Subdivision Map (including exceptions from described parcels)
U. S. Government Survey (Township & Range)
Metes and Bounds
Street address
Omnibus description (ie: all property located in Sonoma County)
Generic description (ie: the Norton Ranch)
NOTE: In the absence of a clear description the Recorder's Office will assume that a fee is due.
Example: "Lot 4 on Recorded Map 143 at Page 37, Sonoma County Records"

Contact Information

William F. Rousseau

County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Business Hours
Monday – Tuesday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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.

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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