Responsibilities

The Recorder, elected to a four-year term, is responsible for recording documents and maps and maintaining cross-reference indexes to these records.

Public Records

The office provides for subsequent retrieval of records for public viewing, produces copies and certifications of records, and provides microfilm duplicates of records. Real Property Transfer Tax is also collected on transfers of real property at the time of recording. Typical recorded documents include:

  • Declarations of Homestead
  • Financing Documents: 
    • Deeds of Trust
    • Notices of Default / Election to Sell
    • Reconveyances
    • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) financing statements, etc.
  • Judgments
  • Liens
  • Maps: 
    • Annexation Plats
    • Corner Records
    • Miscellaneous Maps
    • Parcel Maps
    • Records of Survey
    • Reversion to Acreage and Boundary Line Adjustments
    • Subdivisions
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Miscellaneous Documents
  • Real Estate Records: Deeds, Leases and Contracts, Notices of Completion, etc.
  • Unpatented Mining Claim Records (Lode and Placer): 
    • Certificates of Location
    • Mining Maps
    • Notices of Intent to Hold
    • Notices
    • Proofs of Labor

Recorded documents are microfilmed and scanned as permanent records and the original documents are returned as directed after the scanning process is completed.

All records are indexed by the names of the principal parties (Grantor / Grantee - Direct / Reverse) from information on the document by the year recorded.

Obtaining Copies

The records are open for public inspection and copies may be purchased. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and we remain open during the lunch hour. However, the office is closed on legal holidays.