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San Bernardino County, California

Recorder Offices

San Bernardino County Recorder

Hall of Records - 222 West Hospitality Ln, 1st floor, San Bernardino, California 92415-0022

Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Phone: (909) 387-8306 and (855) 732-2575

Joshua Tree-Satellite Office

63665 29 Palms Highway-1st Floor, Joshua Tree, California 92252

Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Closed 12pm-1pm for Lunch)

Phone: (760) 995-8065

High Desert Office

Government Center - 15900 Smoke Tree St, Hesperia, California 92345

Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Phone: (760) 995-8065

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California - San Bernardino County Recorder Information

The Clerk-Recorder is responsible for maintaining records for real property located in San Bernardino County.

Recording Fees

$14.00 - First page of all titles not associated with the Real Estate Fraud Fee (8.5 x 11)
$24.00 - First page of all titles associated with the Real Estate Fraud Fee:
Titles subject to Real Estate Fraud Fee:
Assignment of Deed of Trust
Amended Deed of Trust
Abstract of Judgment
Assignment of Rents
Assignment of a Lease
Construction Trust Deed
Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs)
Declaration of Homestead
Deed of Trust
Lot Line Adjustment
Mechanics Lien
Modification for Deed of Trust
Notice of Completion
Notice of Default
Notice of Rescission of Declaration of Default
Notice of Trustee's Sale
Quitclaim Deed
Request for Notice
Subordination Agreement
Substitution of Trustee
Trustee's Deed Upon Sale
Uniform Commercial Code Amendment, Assignment,
Continuation, Statement, or Termination.
Please Note: This fee will not apply to any document subject to Documentary Transfer Tax or any document recorded in connection with such document.

$3.00 each additional page
$3.00 - Non-conforming page size (other than 8.5 x 11), each page of the entire document
$1.00 - Penalty print (per page)

Additional Indexing or Titles:
$1.00 - Each additional reference indexed
$1.00 - Each add. name indexed (Each group of 10 names after 1st)
$14.00 - Each add. title not associated with the Real Estate Fraud Fee
$24.00 - Each add. title associated with the Real Estate Fraud Fee

$10.00 - Survey Monument Preservation Fund Fee
$20.00 - Missing Preliminary Change of Ownership Report

Documentary transfer tax: $0.55 per $500.00

County recording fees are subject to change without notice. For the most current fees and further information, contact the local recorder directly. San Bernardino Recorder has a fee calculator on their website.

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

1. The property must be located in San Bernardino County (CC 1169).

2. The document must be authorized or required by law to be recorded (GC 27201).

3. Signatures must be original unless the document is a certified copy issued by the appropriate custodian of the public record (GC 27201b, GC 27279, Evidence Code 1530).

4. Include the name of the party requesting the recording and a name and address where the document can be returned (GC 27361.6).

5. The document must be properly acknowledged, unless exempt. California requires an all-capacity acknowledgement (GC 27201, 27289, 27285, 27287, 27288, CC 1189).

6. The notary seal must be legible for microfilm reproduction (GC 8207).

7. When recording documents affecting a change in the ownership of real property, include a completed Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (R&T 480.3).

8. Standard page size is one printed side of a single piece of paper being 8.5 by 11 inches (GC 27361.5).

9. All documents submitted must have at least a 1/2" margin on the two vertical sides except in the space reserved for recording information (GC 27361.6).

10. The first page or sheet of a document shall comply with GC 27361.6:

a. The top right 2.5" x 5" corner is reserved for Recorders Use Only.

b. The top left 2.5" x 3.5" corner is reserved for the name of the person requesting recording and a return name and address.

c. The title of the document must appear on the first page immediately below the space reserved for the Recorder.

d. In the event the first page or sheet of a document does not comply with these requirements, a separate page shall be attached by the party requesting recording to the front of the document which meets these criteria and which reflects the title or titles of the document.

11. Documents must be clearly legible in order to produce a readable photographic record. This pertains to the document text, notary seals, certificates and other attachments, such as legal descriptions (Gov. 27361.7).

12. Effective January 01, 2009, unless otherwise required to do so by state or federal law, no person, entity, or government agency shall present for recording or filing with a county recorder a document that is required by any provision of law to be open to the public if that record displays more than the last four digits of a social security number (CC 1798.89). This law does not apply to documents created prior to January 01, 2009. Note: Do not alter any certified copies. The recorder will create a copy in an electronic format and truncate (redact) the first five digits of any social security number contained in that record.

13. Any document which modifies, releases, or cancels the provisions of a previously recorded document shall state the recorder identification number or the book and page of the document being modified, released, or canceled (GC 27361.6). Real Estate Deeds

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