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Clerk Recorder Imagery

Address:

1021 I Street, Suite 101
Modesto, CA 95354
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Phone: (209) 525-5250

Fax: (209) 525-5804

Mon - Fri: 8am - 4pm

Fee Schedule



A. GENERAL INFORMATION

OUR OFFICE HOURS FOR VIEWING PUBLIC RECORDS, OBTAINING COPIES OF OFFICIAL RECORDS AND VITAL STATISTICS RECORDS ARE: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MONDAY through FRIDAY, EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS. DOCUMENTS DEPOSITED AFTER 4:00 p.m. WILL BE RECORDED THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.

1. PAYMENT OF FEES: Fees may be paid by cash, cashier's check, certified check, personal check, or money order made payable to "Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder."

THIRD PARTY CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE - CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT

  1. The Recorder shall not record any instrument, file any paper or notice, furnish and copy, or render any service connected with his/her office until the fees prescribed by law are, if demanded, paid or tendered. (Govt. Code 6100)

A. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FEES
1. First business name on statement $34.00
2. For each additional business name filed on same statement and doing business at the same location $7.00
3. For each additional owner in excess of two owners $7.00

B. LEGAL DOCUMENT ASSISTANT FEES
Registration and ID card $182
Separate Recorder’s Office fee for bond recordation: $14.00 for first page of bond, $3.00 each additional page and Real Estate Fraud Fee is $3.00
The fee for additional LDA cards issued under the same registration number is $10.00 each
Fees can be paid in cash, check made payable to the Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Credit cards are not accepted

C. MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES
1. Issuing Public Marriage License $76.00
2. Issuing Duplicate Marriage License $11.00
3. Issuing Confidential Marriage License $81.00
4. Performing Civil Marriage Ceremony $45.00
5. Keepsake Certificate $10.00

D. MISCELLANEOUS FEES
1. Copying either by microfilm or copy machine. (Govt. Code 26831).
First page. $3.00
Each additional page. $2.00
2. Searching records - per file (Govt. Code 26854) $5.00

E. NOTARY FEES
1. Filing of Oath $24.00
1a. Recording Notary Bond $14.00
1b. For each additional page $3.00
1c. Fraud Fee $3.00
2. Clerks Notary Certification $13.00

F. Passport Application Fee (regular)
Check or money order to the Department of State (cash not accepted)
Adult Book $110 Card $30
Child (Age 15 and under) Book $80 Card $15
Passport Application Fee (expedited processing time)
Adult Book $170 Card $90
Child (Age 15 and under) Book $140 Card $75
*If applying for both the passport book and passport card at the same time only one expedite fee is charged. For additional passport information, click here.

Plus a Separate

Passport Processing Fee
Cash, money order, or check to Stanislaus County Clerk for $35

G. PHOTOCOPIER FEES
Registration and ID card $182.00
Combined registration as a Process Server and Professional Photocopier $200
Separate Recorder’s Office fee for bond recordation: $14.00 for first page of bond, $3.00 each additional page and Real Estate Fraud Fee is $3.00
The fee for additional professional photocopier cards issued under the same registration number $10.00
Fees can be paid in cash, check made payable to the Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Credit cards are not accepted

H. POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR SURETY BOND
Filing, Cancellation, Revocation or Withdrawal $10.00
Each Additional Person $5.00

I. PROCESS SERVER FEES
Registration and ID card $125
Separate Recorder’s Office fee for bond recordation: $14.00 for first page of bond, $3.00 each additional page and Real Estate Fraud Fee is $3.00
Additional Process Server cards issued under the same registration number $10.00
Fees can be paid in cash, check made payable to the Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Credit cards are not accepted

J. RECORDING & FILED DOCUMENT FEES

1. BASIC RECORDING FEES:

First page or title $14.00
For each additional title per document $14.00
For each additional page $3.00
Release of state governmental lien $20.00
Building Homes and Jobs Act (Effective January 1, 2018) $75.00
Fraud Fee $3.00
Documents that are not 8 1/2”x 11 page (click here for details) $3.00

2. ADDITIONS TO BASIC RECORDING FEES:

Involuntary Lien Notification ( click here for details ) $10.00
Documentary Transfer Tax is imposed on each Deed ( click here for details ) $0.55 per $500 Value
INDEXING MORE THAN 10 NAMES ( click here for details ) $1.00
DOCUMENTS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL INDEXING ( click here for details ) $1.00
Penalty Print ( click here for details ) $1.00

3. FILED DOCUMENTS:

Filed documents are Contract Agreements, Contracts, and Plans and Specifications ( click here for details ) $8.00
a. MAPS (subdivision, parcel, survey and assessment) ( click here for details )
First page $9.00
Each subsequent page $3.00
Fraud fee for maps $3.00
b. Preliminary 20 Day Notice ( click here for details ) $57.00
NOTE: Process Server Bonds, and Photocopier Bonds are recorded, therefore, the fees are the same as the recording fees

K. RECORDED DOCUMENTS COPY FEES ( click here )
Reproduction of recorded documents first page $6.75
Reproduction of each additional page (per document) $3.00
Certification per document $2.00
1. VITAL RECORDS FEES (CERTIFIED)
(H&S Code 103625)
Birth $28.00
Death $21.00
Marriage $15.00
Marriage Copy issued to Any Government Agency $11.00
Birth Records To Any Government Agency $19.00
Fetal Death $18.00

A CERTIFICATE OF SEARCH is issued when a record cannot be located. The fee is the same as the copy fee. (Govt. Code 27369)

2. Recording a Financial Statement, up to 2 pgs Gov. 27361.8 UCC 9407.1 UCC9407.2 $11.00
Recording a Financial Statement, over 2 pgs Gov. 27361.8 UCC 9407.1 UCC 9407.2 $21.00

L. SPECIAL FEES
(CEQA) Environmental Impact Report Admin Fee $57.00
(CEQA) Environmental Impact Report $3,343.25
(CEQA) Negative Declaration $2,406.75
(CEQA) Mitigated Negative Declaration $2,406.75
Substitute Document pursuant to a Certified RegulatoryProgram (CRP) $1,136.50

M. UNLAWFUL DETAINER ASSISTANT
Registration and ID card $182.00
Separate Recorder’s Office fee for bond recordation: $14.00 for first page of bond, $3.00 each additional page and Real Estate Fraud Fee is $3.00
Additional Unlawful Detainer Assistant cards issued under the same registration number $10.00
Fees can be paid in cash, check made payable to the Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Credit cards are not accepted

Forms


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Birth Death Marriage Forms

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Fictitious Business Name Forms

Paraprofessional Registration Forms

Real Property Sales and Transfer

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