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Regular Recording Fees (Govt. Code 27361, 27361.4, and 27361-(a) &(d))
First page (limited to 8.5" x 11")


Each additional page or fraction of a page


If page is not 8 .5" x 11", penalty per page


Real Estate Fraud Prosecution (Govt. Code 27388)


First page of Deed of Trust, Assignment of Deed of Trust, Reconveyance, Request for Notice, Notice of Default, Substitution of Trustee, Notice of Trustee Sale, Notice of Rescission of Declaration of Default

$3 (additional)


Combined Documents (Govt. Code 27361 and 27361.4)
Base Recording Fee - When two or more documents are serially incorporated into one form or sheet, they will be considered as two or more separate documents

Note the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Fee may need to be added for the additional title.  See the list above

$15 for first page
$3 for each additional page
Plus $15 for each additional document title to be indexed

Documents Requiring Additional Indexing (Govt. Code 27361.2)
Each reference to a previously recorded document, other than the first such reference, requiring additional indexing


Indexing of More than 10 Names (Commercial Code 27361.8)
Each group of 10 names or fraction thereofafter the initial group of 10 names


Financing Statements (Commercial Code 9403-9407, Govt. Code 12194.B)
UCC-1 and UCC-3, 1 or 2 pages


UCC-1 and UCC-3, 3 or more pages


Map Filing for Record (Govt. Code 27372) Subdivision, Parcel, Record of Survey, and Assessment Maps
First page


Each additional page


Notification of Involuntary Lien (Govt. Code 27387)
First defendent


Each additional defendent*

* Examples for counting defendants:
John Doe and Mary Doe - Two defendants
John Doe and Mary Doe dba: Doe's - Three defendants
John Doe and Mary Doe dba: Doe's, John Doe aka: John A. Doe and as John A. Smith - Four defendants
{When aka has the same last name, the name will be counted only once.}


Additional Fees
Penalty Print (9 lines per vertical inch or 22 characters per inch horizontally)


Release of State, County, or city liens


        Each extra recording reference


Filing Fees - Papers not to be recorded (Govt. Code 27380 and 27361.4)


Preliminary 20-Day Notice


Returned Check Fee    


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