Recorder General Information

Clerk Recorder

The Recorder’s Office records documents affecting title on real property located in Stanislaus County. Documents for recording may be presented over the counter or by mail. The recording window is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Documents that are accepted for recording during those hours are recorded the same day.

After a document has been recorded, a scanned image of it is made. The recorded documents are also used to create a daily grantor/grantee index. This index is cross-referenced by document type, document number and the names of the parties involved. The index and the scanned images of the original documents are available for use by the public for research or to have copies made.

Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions

Recording Requirements

  • Basic requirements for all documents presented for recording, including page size, margins, legibility and signatures
  • How to order copies of recorded documents.


Information About forms

Birth Death Marriage Forms

CEQA Forms

Fictitious Business Name Forms

Paraprofessional Registration Forms

Real Property Sales and Transfer