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Recording Fees

Click on the expandable list below for Property Document Recording and Filing Fees listed by title.

Recording & Filing Fees

Regular Recording Fee

Regular Recording Fee

Government Code (G.C.) § 27361, 27361.7 and 27388

Type of Fee Fee

Base Fee

G.C. § 27361 (a)

​G.C. § 27361.4(a)

G.C. § 27361.4(b)

G.C. § 27361.4(c)

Assembly Bill 1168, Section 627

​G.C. § 27397 (c) Subsection 1.

$15.00

Special Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Program Fee

District Attorney Fraud (G.C. § 27388)

$3.00
Each additional page $3.00
Other Special Recording Fees

Other Special Recording Fees

Fee Title, Government Code and Description Fee

Nonconforming Fee

(G.C. § 27361)

Each page when document, signed on or after 07/01/1994 contains any page(s) not 8.5 by 11 inches in size (not to exceed 8.5 by 14 inches)

$3.00

Penalty Print

(G.C. § 27361)

Consists of wording added to the printed form that is spaced either more than nine lines per vertical inch, has more than 22 characters and spaces per inch measured horizontally, for not less than three inches in one sentence.

$1.00

each page where penalty print appears

Referencing Fee

(G.C. § 27361.2)

Each reference to a previously recorded document that gives names other than the first reference, each additional reference requiring indexing

$1.00

Indexing Fee

(County Code § 2.32.350)

For each additional group of 10 names or portion thereof

$4.00

Involuntary Liens

(G.C. § 27297.5)

First notification that is required to be sent to the first group of four debtors at the same address $9.00
Each additional notification for the next group of four debtors at the same or different mailing address $2.00

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (Fee in Lieu of)

Per Revenue and Taxation Code § 480.3 (b), if a document evidencing a change in ownership is presented to the recorder for recordation without the concurrent filing of preliminary change of ownership report, the recorder may charge an additional recording fee.

$20.00
Recording Fee for Grant Deed

Recording Fee for Grant Deed

Type of Fee Fee

Base Fee

G.C. § 27361(a)

G.C. § 27361.4(a)

G.C. § 27361.4(b)

G.C. § 27361.4(c)

Assembly Bill 1168, Section 627

​G.C. § 27397 (c) Subsection 1.

$15.00

Special Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Program Fee

Fraud Notification (G.C. § 27297.6 and 27387.1)

$7.00

Survey Monument Preservation User Fee

G.C. § 27585

When the interest in real property conveyed uses legal description that is not shown as being on a recorded subdivision tract map.

$10.00
Each additional page $3.00
Recording Fee for Quitclaim Deed

Recording Fee for Quitclaim Deed

Type of Fee Fee

Base Fee

G.C. § 27361(a)

G.C. § 27361.4(a)

G.C. § 27361.4(b)

G.C. § 27361.4(c)

Assembly Bill 1168, Section 627

​G.C. § 27397 (c) Subsection 1.

$15.00

Special Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Program Fee

Fraud Notification (G.C. § 27297.6 and 27387.1)

District Attorney Fraud (G.C. § 27388)

(Only applies to Quitclaim Deed, not subject to transfer tax)

$7.00

$3.00

Each additional page $3.00
Recording Fee for Revocable Transfer on Death Deed

Recording Fee for Revocable Transfer on Death Deed

Type of Fee Fee

Base Fee

G.C. § 27361(a)

G.C. § 27361.4(a)

G.C. § 27361.4(b)

G.C. § 27361.4(c)

Assembly Bill 1168, Section 627

​G.C. § 27397 (c) Subsection 1.

$15.00

Special Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Program Fee

Fraud Notification (G.C. § 27297.6 and 27387.1)

District Attorney Fraud (G.C. § 27388)

(Only applies to Quitclaim Deed, not subject to transfer tax)

$7.00

$3.00

Each additional page $3.00
20-Day Preliminary Notice

20-Day Preliminary Notice

20-DAY PRELIMINARY NOTICE

(Civil Code § 8214)

Standard Fee $64.00
Specific Fees for Abstract of Judgment, Mechanic's Lien and Other Involuntary Lien

Specific Fees for Abstract of Judgment, Mechanic's Lien and Other Involuntary Lien

Document Type of Fee Fee
With a "PROOF OF SERVICE" or
"AFFIDAVIT OF NON KNOWN ADDRESS" attached
Base Fee $15.00
District Attorney Fraud Fee $3.00
Each additional page $3.00
Document Type of Fee Fee
Without a "PROOF OF SERVICE" or
"AFFIDAVIT OF NON KNOWN ADDRESS" attached
Base Fee $15.00
District Attorney Fraud Fee $3.00
Each additional page $3.00
Involuntary Lien Fee (first notice) $9.00
Each additional notice of the same lien $2.00
Specific Fees for Financing Statement

Specific Fees for Financing Statement

Financing Statement

(Commercial Code § 9403-9407, G.C. § 27361.7)

*May be subject to other special recording fee*

Regular Recording Fee

UCC Financing Statement

(Commercial Code § 9403)

Type of UCC Number of Pages Type of Fee Fee
UCC 1,UCC 3 and UCC 5 1-2 Pages Base Fee $12.00
District Attorney Fraud Fee $3.00
Total $15.00
3+ Pages Base Fee $22.00
District Attorney Fraud Fee $3.00
Total $25.00
Government Liens and Releases

(Code of Civil Procedure § 2104, G.C. § 27360, et. seq.)

* May be subject to other special recording fees

Federal

Type of Lien Fee
Tax Lien and other type of Lien* Regular Recording Fee
Release of Tax Lien and other types of Release of lien* Regular Recording Fee
Release of Inheritance Tax Liens Regular Recording Fee

State and County

Type of Lien Fee Type Fee
Tax Lien (G.C. § 27383) None No Fee
Release of Lien Tax (G.C. § 27361.3 and 27361.4) Standard Fee $13.00
District Attorney Fraud Fee $3.00
Total Fee (Flat Fee) $16.00

State, County, City and Other Political Subdivisions

Type of Lien Fee Type Fee
Lien (G.C. § 27383) None No Fee
Release of Lien Standard Fee $13.00
District Attorney Fraud Fee $3.00
Total Fee (Flat Fee) $16.00
Examples of Fees

Combined Documents (Government Codes § 27361.1, 27361.4 and 27388)

When two or more documents are serially incorporated into one form or sheet, they will be considered as two or more separate documents. An appropriate base recording fee of $15.00 will be charged for the first page plus a $3.00 District Attorney Fraud fee when applicable, and $3.00 for each additional page, PLUS a base recording fee of $15.00 and District Attorney Fraud fee $3.00, as required for each additional title to be indexed. For example:

Example #1 - Substitution of Trustee and Full Reconveyance

Single sheet, front side only

Base Fee $15.00
Additional Title $15.00
District Attorney Fraud Fee x 2 $6.00
Total $36.00

Combined on both sides of a sheet of paper

Base Fee $15.00
Additional Title $15.00
District Attorney Fraud Fee x 2 $6.00
Additional Page $3.00
Total $39.00

Example #2 - Deed of Trust, Assignment of Rents and Request for Notice

Single sheet, front side only

Base Fee $15.00
Additional Title $15.00
Plus the Third Title $15.00
District Attorney Fraud Fee x 3 $9.00
Fraud Notification Fee $7.00
Total $61.00

Combined on both sides of a sheet of paper

Base Fee $15.00
Additional Title $15.00
Plus the Third Title $15.00
District Attorney Fraud Fee x 3 $9.00
Fraud Notification Fee $7.00
Additional Page $3.00
Total $64.00
Request for Copies

Request for Copies

(G.C. § 27366)

Type of Copy Type of Fee Fee
Certification First Page $6.00
Each additional page of the document $3.00
Plain Copy First Page $5.00
Each additional page of the document $3.00

Conformed Copy

(Provide copy with self-addressed stamped envelope)

Free

Obtaining Record Copies

At the time of recording, you may purchase a certified copy. The fees for obtaining certified copies are $6.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page per document.

You may also bring in your own copy of the original document to be conformed at the time of recording. Your first conformed copy is, at no cost, an additional conformed copy that may be purchase for a fee of $5.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page.

Request a Certified Copy:

In-Person

Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Real Estate Records

12400 Imperial Hwy, Room 2207

Norwalk, CA 90650

(800) 201-8999

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, except holidays

By Mail

Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Real Estate Records Section

P.O. Box 1130

Norwalk, CA 90651-1130

Online: http://paymentsolutions.lexisnexis.com/ca/co/rrccrecords.

Payment Options

In-Person Request

  • Cash
  • Debit/Credit Cards: American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.
  • Check or Cashier's Check: Valid identification (i.e., driver's license) of the signer is required and must be presented at time of recording. Out-of-state checks are accepted. Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Mail Request

(Note: Branch offices cannot accept documents by mail.)

  • Check, Cashier's Check or Money Order: Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Out-of-state checks are accepted. If you are unsure of the fees, submit a blank check indicating on the Memo field "NOT TO EXCEED $[fill in amount]."

    Send documents and payment to:

    Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

    Document Analysis and Recording Section

    P.O. Box 1250

    Norwalk, CA 90651-1250

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