Documents recorded in the Sonoma County Recorder’s Office include ones that transfer ownership of property. The index of documents is available online to search, and document images can be purchased and downloaded online. All documents are available to view at no charge in our office during business hours. Records can be purchased in person during processing hours.
Official Public Records are indexed by name. Other ways that documents can be searched for include recording date, document number, and document title. Although newer deeds may have the Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) indexed, it is recommended that you not rely on searching by APNs to make any legal determinations, as deeds are not the only way to transfer property, APNs change, and APNs are often listed incorrectly on the deed. The legal description is what should be referred to in order to determine the property that the document is referring to.
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