Kern County Assessor Recorder

Kern County Assessor Recorder

ASSESSOR
1115 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield CA 93301    
8-5 M-F (Except Holidays)    
About the Assessor

RECORDER
1530 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield CA 93301    
8-2 M-F (Except Holidays)    
About the Recorder

HALL OF RECORDS
1655 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield CA 93301    
8-4:30 M-F (Except Holidays)    
 

Jon Lifquist - Assessor Recorder

Document Recording

Documents are recorded daily from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. For walk-in recordings, the original document will be returned to the mailing address within 3-4 weeks of the recording date. For documents sent via mail, return delivery can be expected within 4-6 weeks from the date of receipt. Standard recording fee for a single, regular size document, (8-1/2" x 11") is $13.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page. If ANY of the pages are larger or smaller, a penalty fee of $3.00 is charged for each page of the document.

Documentary transfer tax for documents transferring real property or easements, (other than documents qualifying for an exemption) is calculated at the rate of 55 cents per $500.00 and is based on the unencumbered assessed value of the property, OR the purchase price; WHICHEVER IS GREATER.

An additional Real Estate Fraud Fee of $10.00 will apply to each of the following: Deed of Trust, Assignment of Deed of Trust, Reconveyance, Notice of Default, Request for Notice, Substitution of Trustee, Notice of Trustee's Sale, Rescission/Cancellation of Default Notice, and all Real Estate Documents as defined in Government Code 27388.

A single check may be submitted to cover recording fees, copy fees, and transfer tax. If you prefer to mail your document for recording, send the original(s) document along with appropriate recording fees to the Recorderís mailing address (above.)

You may purchase a recorded copy of the first page with the recording information for an additional $3.00. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. We do not conform copies.

Common Documents and Associated Fees


(The Real Est. Fraud Fee is included in the following fees.)

(Double documents are indicated in italicized print.)

Document TypeLetter-sized (8-1/2" x 11")Legal-sized (8-1/2" x 14")
Abstract of Judgment$23 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl.,$26 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl.,
Assignment of Deed of Trust$24 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$27 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl. pg.
Deed$13 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$16 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl. pg.
Quitclaim Deed$23 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$26 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.
Trustee's Deed$23 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$26 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.
Deed of Trust$23 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$26 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl. pg.
Deed of Trust & Asgt. of Rents$46 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$49 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl. pg.
Reconveyance$23 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$26 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl. pg.
Substitution of Trustee$24 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$27 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl. pg.
Subst. of Trustee & Recon.$47 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$50 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl. pg.
U.C.C.$20 (1-2 Pages)(Only letter-sized national form acceptable)
$30.00 (3 or more pages)(Only letter-sized national form acceptable)
Map$7 fst. pg. $3 ea. addl. pg.
Note: Penalty fees simply add $3 to EACH page of the document.