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.

Search Official Records

  • This is a link to the Criis website for the grantor/grantee index from January 1, 1993 to the present. The recorded documents or prior indexes can be viewed at the Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Indexes for Fictitious Business Names are also available at this site.


Information About forms

Birth Death Marriage Forms

CEQA Forms

COVID 19 Marriage License Procedure Packet

Fictitious Business Name Forms

Paraprofessional Registration Forms

Real Property Sales and Transfer