Recorder's Division

Obtain a Copy of Recorded Documents


There are 2 ways to obtain a copy of a recorded document:

  • In Person - Visit our office at 555 County Center, 1st floor, Redwood City, CA 94063 during business hours (Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays) and use one of our public terminals to locate the document.  Acceptable forms of payment:  Visa, Master Card, Pre-printed check or Cash (exact change)
  • By Mail - Obtain the necessary information listed below to submit your written request by accessing our Online Grantee/Grantor Database:
    1. Name(s) of the parties involved (Grantee/Grantor)
    2. Document type (Grant Deed, Lien, Reconveyance, etc.)
    3. Date the document was recorded

Acceptable forms of payment:  Pre-printed check drawn on a USA bank, Money Order or Cashier’s Check

Fees are based on the number of pages per document.  Please call (650) 363-4500 during business hours (Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays), to determine the number of pages of your document.

Fees for Copy of Recorded Document:

  • $5.00 for the 1st page
  • $1.00 for any additional pages of the same document
  • $5.00 for a certified copy (additional fee and optional)

Mail request, payment, and self-addressed-stamped envelope to:
San Mateo County Assessor Clerk-Recorder
Attn: Customer Service Desk
555 County Center, 1st Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063