Contra Costa Clerk


How To Obtain Copies of Recorded Documents

Copies of Official Records, Deeds, Liens, etc. from 1986 to present can be ordered in person, by mail or on-line. All documents prior to 1986 can only be researched and obtained at our office location.
If done through the mail, the turnaround time is approximately 3 weeks.

If you wish to request a copy of a particular document by mail please provide:
Book and Page or Document number 
Type of document being requested
Recording date or year of the recording
If a copy of a Deed is being requested, please provide the following:
  • Parcel Number
  • Buyers Name
  • Sellers Name
  • Street Address
Our office does not bill and we require payment in advance. If you are unable to calculate the fee, we suggest that you send a check "Not to Exceed" a specific amount. We will insert the amount and send you a receipt with your order.
The fees for copies of Official Documents are as follows:
  • $1.00 per page.
  • $2.50 Additional per document for certification.
  • Imprinted personal checks are accepted, made payable to "County Recorder".
  • Please do not send cash
If you need more information or wish to speak with a staff member, please contact the Recorders' Office at (925) 335-7900.
Please Do Not Send Cash

Click here to obtain a copy of a recorded document online