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Recorder Offices in Orange County

Hall of Records and Finance
12 Civic Center Plz, Room 101 and 106, Santa Ana , California 92701
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: (714) 834-2500
Hall of Records and Finance 12 Civic Center Plz, Room 101 and 106, Santa Ana , California, 92701

South County Branch Office
24031 El Toro Road, Suite 150, Santa Ana, California 92653
Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Phone: (714) 834-2500
South County Branch Office 24031 El Toro Road, Suite 150, Santa Ana, California, 92653

North County Branch Office
201 N. Harbor Blvd, Fullerton , California 92832
Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Phone: (714) 834-2500
North County Branch Office 201 N. Harbor Blvd, Fullerton , California, 92832

 
 
 
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Orange County California Register of Deeds
Orange County Recorder Information
The recorder in Orange County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
 
Recording Fees
$ 6.00 - Standard first page* (one-sided, 8.5" x 11")
$ 3.00 - each additional page
$ 3.00 - added to each page of a document containing a non-standard page

$ 6.00 - Combined documents* (per title)
$ 1.00 - Multiple references (per reference)
$ 1.00 - Indexing more than 10 names (per group of 10 names)

* District Attorney Fraud Fee of $3.00 per title may apply as well

$ 10.00 - Notification of involuntary lien (per debtor - not applicable to Mechanic Liens)
$ 8.00 - Release of any state, county, city or municipality tax lien

$ 20.00 - Survey Monument Preservation Fund (for each Grant Deed recorded showing a legal description other than a complete lot and tract)

$ 20.00 - missing Preliminary Change of Ownership Report

Documentary Transfer Tax: $ 0.55 per $500.00

Payment can be made by cash, personal check, cashier's check, money order, Discover, American Express, MasterCard/Visa Credit and Debit.

Include the recording fees, making checks payable to "Orange County Clerk-Recorder."
Mail to: Orange County Clerk-Recorder
12 Civic Center Plaza, Room 101
Santa Ana, CA 92701
 
Document Formatting Requirements
Real estate documents may be presented for recording in person, by mail, or by a representative. Please note the following:

Documents must be recorded in the county where the property is located.

The document should be legible.

Include the name of the party requesting the recording, and a name and address where the document can be returned.

Include a completed Preliminary Change of Ownership Report when recording documents affecting a change in the ownership of real property. These forms can be obtained from the Clerk-Recorder and Assessor departments.
 
 
E-Recording
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