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Del Norte County, California

Recorder Offices


Del Norte Clerk/Recorder

981 H St, Suite 160, Crescent City, California 95531

8:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri / Recording until 4:00pm

Phone: (707) 464-7216


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California - Del Norte County Recorder Information

The Clerk/Recorder is responsible for maintaining records for real property located in Del Norte County.

Recording Fees

The fee to record the first page of a document is $13 and $3 for each additional page.

If the font is less than 10 point, the Clerk and Recorder will charge $1 for each page with nonstandard font.

County recording fees are subject to change without notice. For the most current fees and further information, contact the local recorder directly.

On January 1, 2018, California Senate Bill 2, a.k.a., the "Building Homes and Jobs Act," goes into effect and may increase recording fees for real estate instruments. The fee will address homelessness and housing shortages, and help to increase the rate of home ownership within the State by creating a Building Homes and Jobs Trust Fund to which the additional fee will be remitted.

Upon taking effect, the recorder's office will impose a fee of $75.00 to be paid when recording every real estate instrument, paper, or notice required or permitted by law to be recorded, per each single transaction per single parcel of real property, not to exceed $225.00.

Transfers subject to the documentary transfer tax as defined in Section 11911 of the Revenue and Taxation Code or on any real estate instrument, paper, or notice recorded in connection with a transfer of real property that is a residential dwelling to an owner-occupier are exempt from this fee.

If you have any questions about how the Building Homes and Jobs Act affects your recording fees, please speak with a clerk with the Recorder's Office or a licensed attorney within the state.

Document Formatting Requirements

* The real estate document should be submitted on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper. Printing should be in black ink, with a minimum font size of 12 point.

* Documents must contain a title that indicates the nature of the recording act.

* The document must have original signatures, be acknowledged, and state the name of the person requesting recording. A return address must also be provided.

* The top left 3.5 inches should contain the name of the person requesting the recording, as well as the return address information. The top right 5 inches should be left blank for the recorder's use. Other margins should be at least 1/2 an inch. Additionally, across the bottom of the first page of the document, the name and address to where future tax statements can be mailed should be listed.

* A documentary transfer tax fee is imposed at the time of recording.

* Include a Preliminary Change of Ownership Form when recording documents affecting a change in the ownership of real property.

* Documents that reference land must contain a legal description. Any recording references should be listed on the document.

* Any exhibits or riders must be clearly marked as such and should be submitted with the related document.

* Under all signatures or business names, the corresponding name must be printed or typed.

* Documents must be properly notarized and acknowledged.

* Any document that modifies or release 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's parcel number, the tax rate area of the property, and a completed Documentary Transfer Tax Declaration.

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