County Recorders: Fee Changes

Public Notice of Fee Changes in the County Recorders Office

Senate Bill (SB) 2 – Affordable Housing and Jobs Act Fee Effective January 1, 2018, pursuant to SB2, documents accepted for recording at the County Registrar – Recorder/County Clerk may be charged an additional $75 as follows:

A fee of seventy-five dollars ($75) shall be paid at the time of recording of every real estate instrument, paper, or notice required or permitted by law to be recorded, except those expressly exempted from payment of recording fees, per each single transaction per parcel of real property. The fee imposed by this section shall not exceed two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225).

* This fee will be calculated per document, with a maximum of
$225 based on the number of documents and titles.

The fee shall not be imposed on any real estate instrument, paper, or notice recorded in connection with a transfer subject to the imposition of a documentary transfer tax as defined in Section 11911 of the Revenue and Taxation Code or on any real estate instrument, paper, or notice recorded in connection with a transfer of real property that is a residential dwelling to an owner-occupier.

* A declaration of valid exemption may be placed on the face of
each document, or on a document cover page which shall
become part of the document, prior to depositing with the
Recorder. If no valid exemption is declared, the fee will be

This requirement is being made in accordance with the legislative amendment of Government Code Section 27388.1.

CLICK HERE  to view the Government Code and list of exempt documents

Here are more links to the Notice and Exemptions that the court has released.

Fee Exemption Cover Page (Los Angeles)

Fee Exemption Cover Page (Orange County)

Please Contact Your Local Janney Office If You Have Any Questions

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