Real Property Basic Recording Fees:
The basic recording fee for most documents is $15.00 for the first page and $3.00 each additional page. The fee for
documents with two or more titles is $15.00 per title. If the document is a Deed of Trust, Assignment of Deed of Trust, Reconveyance, Notice of Default, Request for Notice of Default, Substitution of Trustee, Notice of Rescission of Declaration of Default and/or Notice of Trustee's Sale; add $3.00 per document title. The reverse side of a document is
considered an additional page if there is any information on it. If any page in the document is not 8.5" X 11" all pages of the document will be subject to a supplemental fee of $3.00 for each page. Pages larger than 8.5" X 14" are not acceptable for recording.
Each document submitted for recording shall have the top 2.5" of the first page reserved for document return and recording information. The
right 3.5" of this space is reserved for the Recorder's information. In the event the first page of the document does not contain the above
required space, a cover sheet must be attached to the front of the document. This page shall contain the requesting party information and
shall and shall reflect the document title(s). There is an additional recording fee of $3.00 for this page.
Checks should be made payable to Marin County Recorder. Note: Checks must be imprinted with the name and address of the account holder. Non- imprinted checks will be returned along with the
Searching Official Records:
The online index includes all records from 1973 to the present. You may access the index by clicking on Grantor/Grantee Index under Recorder on the blue sidebar located to the left. Should you need to search records prior to 1973, you may visit our office during our normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM). Images of recorded documents cannot be viewed online, but are available for viewing at our office.
Purchasing Copies of Official Records:
Copies of official records are available for purchase at our office or may be ordered by mail, fax: (415-473-7893) or by email to:
Copy fees are $4.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page (plus an additional $4.00 per copy if certification is required). Your copy order must include the specific document number(s) requested; copy fee; your mailing address; and a daytime telephone number. Payment for mail orders must be made by check or money order payable to “Marin County Recorder” (personal checks accepted only if drawn on a California bank). Fax or email orders must include a credit card (MasterCard or VISA) number with expiration date. Please note that an additional processing fee of $6.00 per transaction will apply to all credit card orders. Debit cards are not acceptable for fax or email orders, but may be used to purchase copies at the Recorder’s Copy Center counter for a $2.50 transaction fee.
Please Note: For documents recorded prior to May 1, 1998 the number of pages shown on the Document Detail Page may be incorrect. Please contact the Recorder's Copy Center by telephone (415-473-6094), Fax (415-473-7893), or email to confirm page count prior to mailing your copy request.
Credit Report Errors:
The Marin County Recorder’s office maintains the public record concerning matters pertaining to real property, including such documents as tax liens. We do not originate any liens, nor do we generate any notifications, correspondence, or alerts to the consumer reporting companies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion).
Divorce records are maintained by the Marin County Superior Court, Civil Division (not the Recorder’s Office). To obtain a certified copy of your divorce decree, please contact the courts directly at (415) 444-7080 or email:
Federal, State & County Tax Liens:
Tax liens are submitted for recording by various government agencies. Although required by California law to record these documents, the Recorder cannot provide any information regarding the filing or release of tax liens. If you have questions about a tax lien, please contact the agency that submitted the lien by clicking on one of the links below:
If you have received a credit report reflecting inaccurate, incomplete, or incorrect information, it is the responsibility of the consumer reporting company to correct the information in your report. It is up to you to contact the consumer reporting company to notify them of any errors on your credit report.
You may search our online grantor/grantee index for recorded lien releases appearing under your name. If a release has been recorded, you may wish to purchase a copy for your records. In the event that you are unable to locate a release, but believe the lien has been satisfied, contact the agency that placed the lien against you.
Additional information, including links to consumer credit reporting companies, can be found by clicking on the following: Federal Trade Commission
Forms (other than County Issued forms)
This office does not provide document forms and cannot assist in preparing them. Consult an attorney,
a title company, or persons familiar with real estate record preparation. If you choose to
prepare the document yourself, you may purchase forms at certain stationery stores. It is your
responsibility to select the correct form to meet your needs.