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County of Madera

California

Recording and Vital Records Fees

 MADERA COUNTY RECORDING FEES WILL CHANGE JANUARY 1, 2016

County Clerk - Recorder and Registrar of Voters

200 W. 4th Street, Madera CA 93637

Clerk (559) 675-7721; Recorder (559) 675-7724; Elections (559) 675-7721; or Toll Free 1-800-435-0509; Fax (559) 675-7870

REBECCA MARTINEZ, COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER & REGISTRAR OF VOTERS


ADVISORY NOTICE

MADERA COUNTY RECORDING FEES WILL CHANGE JANUARY 1, 2016

Pursuant to AB 578 (2004), a $1.00 fee increase for the recording of all real property instruments, with the exception of UCC filings, will be implemented. The additional $1.00 fee will support the establishment of an Electronic Recording Delivery System. Recordings fees will be charged as follows:

Recording Fees [Govt. Code 27361(A)]
First page (Limited to 8 ½ x 11” Sheet) *See Note Below………$15.00
Each additional page or fraction of a page………………………$3.00
Release of Federal Tax Liens…………………………………… $15.00
Release of State, County, or City Liens…………………………$13.00
Maps (Subdivision, Survey, Parcel)………………………………$10.00 first page
$2.00 eachadditional page

*COMBINED DOCUMENTS (Govt Code 27361.1): When two or more documents are serially incorporated into one form they will be considered as two or more separate documents. A recording fee of $15.00 will be charged for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page plus $15.00 for each additional title. (Ex: Deed of Trust and Assignment of Rents – 2 titles $30.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page)
*PAGE SIZE PENALTY (Govt. Code 27361.6): A penalty of $3.00 per page of a document will be imposed if any page of the document is less than or more than 8 ½ x 11”. Documents require at least the top 2 ½” reserved for the recording information and 3
½” left hand corner of that space for recording requested by and a return address.


 

NOTICE:

Effective January 1, 2014, the fee for certified copies of California birth, death, and fetal death certificates have increased by $5 each in accordance with Assembly Bill 1053 (Gordon, Chapter 402, Statutes of 2011) and Assembly Bill 110 (Blumenfield, Chapter 20, Statutes of 2013). 

.

Birth

from $20 to $25

Death

from $16 to $21

Fetal Death

from $13 to $18

Marriage

from $14 to $15

RECORDING FEES 
First Page (Limited to 8 ½”x11”) 
(Each additional page or fraction of a page is $ 3.00.)
*Please note there will be a penalty of $3 per page
Of a document if any page of the document is less than or more than 8 ½ x11.
$14.00
COMBINED DOCUMENTS
When two or more documents are serially incorporated into one form they will be considered as two or more separate documents. A recording fee of $14 will be charged for the first page and $3 for each additional page plus $14 for each additional title.
Release of Federal Tax Liens $14.00
Release of State, County, or City Liens $12.00
Preliminary Change of Ownership Report Penalty (PCOR)
Flat fee authorized when document evidencing a change in ownership is recorded without an accompanying PCOR.
$ 20.00
Involuntary Lien Notification Fee for Abstracts of Judgments and Mechanic Liens
for the first defendant (for each addition defendant is $3.00)
$ 4.00
Filing of Preliminary 20-Day Notice $ 40.00
Documents Requiring Additional Indexing
Each reference to a previously recorded document that gives names other than the first reference, if the additional reference requires indexing.
$ 1.00
Indexing of More than Ten Names
Each group of ten names or fractional portion thereof after the initial group of ten names
$ 1.00
Financing Statements UCC-1 (timber to be cut, minerals (as extracted) and fixtures) 1 or 2 pages $10.00 3 or more pages $20.00. UCC-3 same fees as UCC-1.
COPIES
First Page 
(Each additional page attached to the same document $ .50)
$ 1.50
Certification per document $ 1.75
VITAL RECORDS
Certified Copy
Birth $25.00
Death $21.00
Marriage $15.0
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Contact the Recorder

County Recorder
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
(559)675-7724
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The Recorder division is open Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays.

Business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Documents are accepted for recording from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. only.


General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-675-7703
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311