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San Joaquin County, California

Recorder Offices


Recorder/County Clerk

44 N San Joaquin St, Suite 260, Stockton, California 95202

Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm / Recording until 4:00pm

Phone: (209) 468-3939


Register of Deeds

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California - San Joaquin County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

$14.00 - First page, one title (limited to 8.5 x 11) - GC27361, GC27397
$3.00 - Each additional page - GC27361
$3.00 - Non-conforming page size (other than 8.5 x 11), each page of the entire document - GC27361(2), GC27361.5

$8.00 - Fraud Fee on Gift Deeds and Quitclaim Deeds and on the documents listed below, per title - GC27388(a)
$14.00 - Each additional title (without the fraud fee) - GC27361
$3.00 - Each additional page - GC27372

Document Requiring Additional Indexing
$1.00 - Each additional reference indexed - GC27361.2
$1.00 - Each additional name indexed (Each group of 10 names after the 1st) - GC27361.8

Miscellaneous Fees
$10.00 - Survey Monument Preservation Fund Fee - GC27584, GC27585
$20.00 - Documents recorded without the Preliminary Change of Ownership Report - R&T 11911

Documentary Transfer Tax: $0.55 per $500.00 - R&T 11911
Use Affidavit of Exemption to claim exemption and indicate reason.

Documents affected by Fraud Fee: Abstract of Judgement, Affidavit, Amended Deed of Trust, Assignment, Assignment of Deed of Trust, Assignment of Lease, Assignment of Rents, Construction Deed of Trust, Homestead, Deed of Trust, Notice of Completion, Notice of Default, Notice of Trustee Sale, Reconveyance, Releases, Request for Notice, Rescission of Notice of Default, Subordination Agreement, Substitution of Trustee, Trustee's Deed Upon Sale, All UCC's

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

* A Preliminary Change of Ownership Report must accompany all documents of conveyance.

* The requester and addressee for delivery of the recorded document must be the same.

* Deeds or grants that convey an interest in or easement upon real estate to a political corporation or government agency for public purposes will not be accepted for recordation unless the consent of the grantees has been evidenced by the certificate or resolution of acceptance, which must be attached to the grant or deed being submitted.

* For documents affecting or evidencing a transfer or encumbrance of an interest in real property, the name(s) in which the interests appear of record shall show the names of the assessed owners as they appear on the latest secured assessment record.

* If a document releases or terminates any interest, right, or encumbrance, it needs to contain all the names of the title or interest-owning persons or entities being relieved by the document.

* Every deed or instrument that conveys fee title to real property must have noted across the bottom of the first page the name and address to which future tax statements should be delivered.

* Deeds of trust or mortgage with power of sale upon real property should give the address of the trustor or mortgagor, and should contain a request by the trustor or mortgagor that a copy of any notice of default and a copy of any notice of sale should be mailed to a designated trustor or mortgagor.

* An instrument or document submitted for recordation needs to have a title that specifies its purpose.

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