Contra Costa Clerk


Basic Recording Fees
The basic Recording Fee for most documents is $14.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional side or page.
Add $3.00 per title if the document is one of the following:

Abstract of Judgment
Amended Deed of Trust
Assignment of Deed of Trust
Assignment of Lease
Assignment of Rents
Construction Deed of Trust
Declaration of Homestead
Deed of Trust
Lot Line Adjustment
Covenants, Conditions& Restrictions (CC&R)
Mechanic’s Lien
Modification of Deed of Trust
Notice of Completion
Notice of Default
Notice of Trustee’s Sale
Quitclaim Deed
Request For Notice
Rescission of Notice of Default
Subordination Agreement
Substitution of Trustee
Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale
UCC 3 (Amendment, Assignment, Continuation, Termination)

Multiple Title Fees
The fee for documents with two or more titles is $14.00 per title, plus $3.00 for each additional page, plus any special title fee.
As an example: a two page Substitution of Trustee and Reconveyance document would be $28.00 for the two titles, $3.00ea. for the special titles (Reconveyance & Substitution of Trustee) and $3.00 for the second page, for a total of $37.00
Release of State, City and County Liens- $15.00 per Document.
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Document Size Requirements
If any page of a document is not 8.5" x 11", then all pages of the document will be subject to a supplemental fee of $3.00 for each page. Pages larger than 8.5" x 14" will not be accepted.
Document Margin Requirements and Fees
Each document submitted for recording shall have at least a 1/2" margin on each vertical side. In addition, the top 2.5" of the first page (from the left to the right edges), shall be reserved for document return and recording information. The left 3"x5" of this space is used by the public to show the recording requestor's name and the name and address to which the document is to be returned following recording. The remaining portion of the space is for the Recorder's recording label.
Recording Cover Page
In the event the first page or sheet of a document does not contain the above required space, a cover page must be attached to the front of the document. This page shall contain the requesting party information and shall reflect the title or titles of the document. There is an additional recording fee of $3.00 for this page.
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