COUNTY RECORDER DIVISION

To help reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission, customers are urged to use online services for transactions or mail documents and forms to: Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder 555 Escobar St., Martinez, CA 94553.

Requests may also be deposited in the mail drop box outside the Clerk-Recorder’s office.


PROP 19

On November 3, 2020, California voters approved Proposition 19: The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act. More information on how Proposition 19 may effect property transfers can be found with the California State Board of Equalization at https://www.boe.ca.gov.
 
Information on property assessment can be found with the Contra Costa County Assessor’s Office at https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/191/Assessor, or by phone at 925-313-7400.


 

Welcome to the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder’s Office website. We hope you find it easy to navigate and find the information you are looking for.

The Recorder’s Division is responsible for the recording of deeds, deeds of trust, court decrees and many other documents affecting title to real property in Contra Costa County. The division also maintains Uniform Commercial Code filings, subdivision maps, vital records, including birth, death and marriages within the county. This division also creates digital images of real property and vital records and provides and maintains an efficient retrieval system to support the public’s requests for real property and vital records. All functions of the office are conducted under provisions of the State Constitution, State Law and County Ordinances.

For recording information, click on Recording Information at the top of the page.

For information on searching official records, including liens and release, click on Search Recorded Documents at the top of the page.

For information on completing a Preliminary Change of Ownership Report, click on Preliminary Change of Ownership Report at the top of the page.