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Recorder Offices in Kern County

Kern County Recorder
1655 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, California 93301
8am-4:30pm
Phone: 661-868-6400
Kern County Recorder 1655 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, California, 93301

 
 
 
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Kern County Recorder of Deeds
Kern County Recorder Information
The recorder in Kern County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
Recording Fees
Deeds
Letter-sized (8 1/2"x11")
$13.00 first page
$ 3.00 each additional page

Legal-sized (8 1/2"x14")
$16.00 first page
$ 6.00 each additional page

Quitclaim Deeds
Letter-sized (8 1/2"x11")
$15.00 first page
$ 3.00 each additional page

Legal-sized (8 1/2"x14")
$18.00 first page
$ 3.00 each additional page

$ 3.00 per page penalty fee for nonconforming documents

Documentary tax: $0.55 per $500.00 value

Call the recorder's office at (661) 868-6400 with questions.
Document Formatting Requirements
- Documents should be on paper no smaller than 8.5x11 and no larger than 8.5x14, and should be printed in black ink on white paper

- All documents must have at least a 1/2 inch margin on the two vertical sides. The right-hand 5 inches of the top 2 1/2 inches shall be reserved for recording information

- The upper left 3.5x 2.5 inches of the first page is to be used for the name of the party requesting recordation and the return address so that the document can be returned correctly

- Immediately below the space reserved for the recorder's use on the first page, the document must have an identifying title

- The names of all the parties to be indexed must be contained in the document

- If a document references land, it must include a legal description. Recording references, if any, should be listed on the document

- Any exhibits and riders must be clearly marked as such and submitted with the related document

- Under all signatures or business names, the name must be clearly printed or typed

- Documents affecting real property must be properly notarized and acknowledged

- Any document that modifies or releases a previously recorded document must state the name of all affected or released parties, in addition to the recorder identification number or recorder's book and page of the document being modified or released

- If a document is transferring title, it must contain the assessor parcel number, the tax rate area of the property, and a completed Documentary Transfer Tax declaration. A completed and signed "Preliminary Change of Ownership" form must accompany the document

- Documents may contain only the last four digits of a social security number
 
E-Recording
We may be able to e-record your deed documents in Kern County, Click Here for more information.
Forms
Kern County Real Estate Deed Forms

Quit Claim Deed Form
Warranty Deed Form
Special Warranty Deed Form
Grant Deed Form
Interspousal Transfer Grant Deed Form
Grant Deed for Life Estate Form
Easement Deed Form
Affidavit Death of Joint Tenant Form
Short Form Deed of Trust Form
Long Form Deed of Trust Form
Short Form Deed of Trust with Assignments of Rents Form
Substitution of Trustee and Full Reconveyance Form
Deed of Full Reconveyance Form
Disclaimer of Interest Form
Correction Deed Form
Supplemental Documents

Preliminary Change of Ownership
Parent to Child Exclusion
Grandparent to Grandchild Exclusion
Change in Ownership Statement Death of Real Property Owner
Transfer Tax
Transfer Tax Rates
 
 
 
Information
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