Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder, Lee Lundrigan, announced effective July 1, 2017 the real property copy fee to obtain the first page of a recorded property document has been set at $6.75 for the first page and $3.00 for each subsequent page. The new fee for producing copies of official records is authorized under Government Code Section 27366 and Stanislaus County Ordinance C.S. 1191.
For a listing of all recording fees view the Clerk Recorder Website after July 1 at (http://www.stancounty.com/clerkrecorder/fees.shtm).
Fees for other services in the Clerk Recorder Office remain unchanged.
Prior to the passage of this ordinance, the fee for copies of documents retained by the County Recorder had not changed in 16 years, since 2001.
The fee for producing copies of Official Records is governed by Government Code section 27366 which states: “The fee for any copy of any other record or paper on file in the office of the recorder, when the copy is made by the recorder, shall be set by the board of supervisors in an amount necessary to recover the direct and indirect costs of providing the product or service or the cost of enforcing any regulation for which the fee or charge is levied.”
Following a current fee study the Board of Supervisors has found the former 2001 copy fee was too low and did not adequately recover the current direct and indirect costs of providing copies of Official Records pursuant to Government Code section 27366.
If the public has questions or needs further information, they may contact the Clerk Recorder’s Office at 209-525-5250 or 525-5270.