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 Fee Schedule

A. PAYMENT OF FEES 

The Recorder shall not record any instrument, file any paper or notice, furnish and copy, or render any service connected with his/her office until the fees prescribed by law are, if demanded, are paid or tendered. (GOV 6100).  Refer to Acceptable Forms of Payment for details on the payment methods we accept.  

B. RECORDING AND FILED DOCUMENT FEES  

 1. BASIC RECORDING FEES  (GOV 27360-27388)

First page/title, 8½" x 11" - $ 21.00*
   
Each additional page, if all pages are 8½" x 11" - $ 3.00 
 
Each additional title - $ 21.00*

*Some documents may be exempt from a portion of the fee collected for Real Estate Fraud Prosecution.  To be exempt from the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution fee, a document presented for recording must have on the first/lead page, one of the following:

  1. A Documentary Transfer Tax declaration, stating that the transfer is subject to the tax, and including the amount of tax due (the amount of tax due may be on a separate paper pursuant to RTC 11932); or

  2. When recording additional documents at the same time in connection with a document subject to documentary transfer tax, the statement: Exempt from fee under GC 27388; recorded concurrently in connection with a transfer subject to the imposition of documentary transfer tax; or

  3. When recording documents later in connection to the recording of a document subject to documentary transfer tax, the statement: Exempt from fee under GC 27388; recorded in connection with a transfer subject to the imposition of documentary transfer tax previously recorded in Book ___, Page ___.  The Book and Page of the document subject to documentary transfer tax must be entered in the statement as indicated.

Failure to include one of the above statements will result in the imposition of the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution fee.  Such fee collected will not be available for refund.

Documents exempt from the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Fee: 

First page/title, 8½" x 11" - $ 15.00 
 
 Each additional page, if all pages are 8½" x 11" - $ 3.00
 
 Each additional title - $ 15.00  

Release of governmental lien (per lien released) - $ 19.00*

*Some releases may be exempt from a portion of the fee collected for Real Estate Fraud Prosecution if recorded in connection with a property sale. For more information, contact our office.

 

2. ADDITIONS TO BASIC RECORDING FEES

RULES FOR RECORDED DOCUMENTS  

a. PORTION OF DOCUMENT MORE OR LESS THAN 8½" x 11"  (GOV 27361(a)(2))

Surcharge charged for each page of the document if any page is other than 8½" x 11" - $ 3.00

Maximum size recordable is 8½" x 14" 

b. INVOLUNTARY LIEN NOTIFICATION   (GOV 27387)

For abstracts of judgment, mechanic's liens, homeowner's association liens, etc. (per judgment
debtor/owner) - $ 10.00
 
c. DOCUMENTARY TRANSFER TAX (DTT) is imposed on each deed, instrument, or writing by which any lands, tenements, or other realty sold within the County shall be granted, assigned, transferred, or otherwise conveyed to, or vested in, the purchaser or purchasers, or any other person or persons  by his or their direction.  The tax is at the rate of $0.55 for each $500.00 or fractional part thereof, when the net consideration or value of the property exceeds $100.00 exclusive of the value of any lien or encumbrance remaining thereof at the time of sale. (RTC 11911).  Those cities opting into this tax receive half the amount collected for property in the city.

d. CITY TRANSFER TAX  The City of Sacramento collects a separate Additional Real Property Transfer Tax ("City Transfer Tax") pursuant to Sacramento City Code section 3.16.020 and does not receive any DTT revenue.  City transfer tax is collected, in addition to DTT, if the tax amount has been identified in the declaration on the first or lead page the document.  Read the City of Sacramento's notice for further information.
 
e. INDEXING OF MORE THAN 10 NAMES  (GOV 27361.8)

Each group of 10 names (or fraction after the initial 10 names) - $ 1.00 
 
f. DOCUMENTS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL INDEXING  (GOV 27361.2)  Any instrument containing reference to more than one previously recorded document requires additional indexing.  A fee of $1.00 shall be charged for each additional reference.  The first cross reference is included in the recording fee. 
 
g. PENALTY PRINT  (GOV 27361)  More than 9 lines per vertical inch or 22 characters per horizontal inch (per page) - $ 1.00 

3. FILED DOCUMENTS    

Filed documents are contract agreements, contracts, and plans and specifications - $ 7.00 (GOV 27380)

Maps (subdivision, parcel, survey and assessment):  (GOV 2737227361.4)

First page - $ 26.00 

Each subsequent page - $ 19.00 

Preliminary 20 Day Notice - $ 29.00  (GOV 27361.9SCC 2.01.012)

Note:  Financing statements (UCC-1 and UCC-2), process server bonds, and professional photocopier bonds are recorded; therefore, the fees are the same as recording fees.

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C. RECORDED DOCUMENTS COPY FEES  (GOV 27366, Resolution No. 93-1566)

      Order copies of previously recorded documents 

First page - $ 12.00 
 
Each subsequent page - $ 2.00 
 
Certification per document - $ 1.00 

1. CONFORMED (ACCOMMODATION) COPIES

Copies of documents to be recorded which are provided by the customer will be conformed with the date accepted for recording for NO FEE.  Copies submitted through the mail will be conformed for no fee and returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is provided.  

2. VITAL RECORDS FEES, CERTIFIED  (HSC 103625

 Birth  - $ 28.00

 Death  - $ 21.00

 Marriage  - $ 15.00 

 Confidential Marriage  - $ 15.00

A Certificate of Search is issued when a record cannot be located.  The fee is the same as the copy fee.  (GOV 27369, HSC 103625
 
NOTE: A search of the public vital statistics microfiche indexes by the applicant is NO FEE. 

3. UCC SEARCH  (COM 9407

Per name - $ 30.00

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D. MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES  
 
 1. Marriage license:

 a. Issued during regular hours - $ 84.00  (SCC 2.01.010, GOV 26840, 26840.7)

 b. Issued after after regular hours - $ 90.00  (SCC 2.01.011 GOV 26840.2

 2. Duplicate Marriage License - $ 23.00  (FAM 360 and 510)
 
 3. Confidential marriage license:

a. Issued during regular hours - $ 95.00  (GOV 26840.1, 26840.8)

b. Issued after regular hours - $ 100.00  (GOV 26840.2SCC 2.01.011) 

 4. Performing Civil Marriage Ceremony - $ 36.00  (GOV 26861, SCC 2.01.012) 
 
 5. Providing witness for civil marriage ceremony - $29.00  (GOV 54985)
 
 6. Deputization of one-time deputy marriage commissioner - $ 44.00  (GOV 54985)  

E. NOTARY FEES  

 1. Taking the oath of office of notary public and filing bond - $ 22.00  (GOV 26849.1)
 
 2. Recording bond of notary public (GOV 8213(d), 27361

a. First page - $ 21.00 
 
b. Each additional page - $ 3.00 

 3. Notary certification - $ 18.00  (GOV 26852
 
 4. Transfer of notary bond - Fees are the same as Numbers 1 and 2.  
 
 1. Registration of process server - $ 110.00  (BPC 22352, 22353)
 (10 or more services per calendar year) Post $2,000 bond, surety or cash.
 2. Filing bond of process server - $ 10.00 (BPC 22353(b)) 
 
 3. Recording bond of process server:  (BPC 22353(b), GOV 27361)  

a. First page - $ 21.00 
 
b. Each additional page - $ 3.00 

 4. Fingerprint card processing (per set of 2 cards) - $ 49.00 
 
 5. Process server ID card - $ 37.00 
 

 1. Authorization to issue confidential marriage forms - $ 300.00  (FAM 536)  

 2. Copying either by microfilm or copy machine:  (GOV 26831

a. First page - $ 12.00 

b. Each additional page - $ 2.00 

 3. Certifying copy of any paper on file (in addition to copying or comparing charges) - $ 1.00  (GOV 26833
 
 4. Exemplification of a record (in addition to copying or comparing charges) - $ 20.00  (GOV 26839
 
 5. Searching records (per file) - $ 10.00  (GOV 26854
 
 6. Certificate for which fee is not fixed - $ 1.75  (GOV 26836
 
 7. Issuing a certificate showing that certificate of surety has not been surrendered, revoked, cancelled,
     annulled or suspended - $ 12.00  (GOV 26855.3
 
 8. Filing a power of attorney, revocation, cancellation, annulment or suspension of a certificate for an 
     admitted surety insurer:  (GOV 26855.1

a. If one name - $ 10.00

b. If more than one name, for each additional name - $ 6.00  

 9.  Filing a certificate of official capacity, Public Official - $ 2.25  (GOV 26852
 
 10. Filing and entering appointment of Humane Officer - $ 5.00  (GOV 607
 
 11. Translation certification - $ 10.00  
 
 1. Registration of professional photocopier - $ 55.00  (BPC 22452, 2245322455(a))
Post $5,000 bond, surety or cash 
 2. Filing bond of professional photocopier - $ 10.00  (BPC 22455(a)(2))
 
 3. Recording bond of professional photocopier:  (BPC 22455(a)(1), GOV 27361)  

a. First page (max. 8½" x 14") - $ 21.00 
 
b. Each additional page - $ 3.00

4.  Additional photocopier ID card - $ 37.00  (BPC 22453)  

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 1. Registration of unlawful detainer assistant- $ 92.00  (BPC 6404, 6405(a))
Post $25,000 bond 
 2. Filing bond of unlawful detainer assistant - $ 10.00  (BPC 6404
 
 3. Recording bond of unlawful detainer assistant:  (BPC 6405(b)(c)) 

a. First page - $ 21.00 
 
b. Each additional page - $ 3.00  

 4. Additional unlawful detainer assistant ID card - $ 37.00  (BPC 6404
 
 1. Registration of legal document assistant - $ 92.00  (BPC 6404, 6405(a))
Post $25,000 bond 
 2. Filing bond of legal document assistant - $ 10.00  (BPC 6404
 
 3. Recording bond of legal document assistant:  (BPC 6405(b)(c))  

a. First page - $ 21.00 
 
b. Each additional page - $ 3.00 

  4. Additional legal document assistant ID card - $ 37.00  (BPC 6404)

 

 
 1. Witness fee per day - $ 35.00, plus 20¢ per mile both ways  (GOV 68093
 
 2. Taking acknowledgment, including certificate per signature - $ 8.00  (GOV 26855
 
 3. Filing of partnership dissolutions (proof of publication) - $ 4.00  (GOV 15035.526850
 
 4. California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) filing fees:  (FGC 711.4
 
     Notice of determination - $ 26.00
 
     Negative declaration - $ 2,207.25
 
     Mitigated negative declaration - $ 2,207.25
  
     Environmental impact report - $ 3,055.75
 
     Notice of exemption - $ 26.00 
 
 5. Copying of statements of economic interest (Form 700s), per page - $0.10  (GOV 81008)