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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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San Bernardino County California Register of Deeds

San Bernardino County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

$15.00 - First page of all titles not associated with the Real Estate Fraud Fee (8.5 x 11)
$25.00 - First page of all titles associated with the Real Estate Fraud Fee (GC 27361, GC 27361.4, GC 27388, GC 27397, Cnty 16.0203)

$ 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)
$15.00 - Each add. title not associated with the Real Estate Fraud Fee
$25.00 - 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

For a complete list of documents and fees, see recorder's website. County recording fees are subject to change without notice. For the most current fees and further information, contact the local recorder directly.
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 ½” 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).
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