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˝" 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(s) along with appropriate recording fees to the Recorder’s mailing address (above.) DO NOT SEND CASH.

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


Note: With the passage of California Senate Bill 2, an increase of $75 will be added to some documents after January 1, 2018.

Fee schedule includes $10 Real Estate Fraud Fee where applicable

(Italics indicates double document)

Document TypeLetter — 8˝" x 11"Legal — 8˝" x 14"
Abstract of Judgment$23 first page, $3 each additionlal page$26 first page, $6 each additional page
Assignment of Deed of Trust$24 first page, $3 each additional page$27 first page, $6 each additional page
Deed$13 first page, $3 each additional page$16 first page, $6 each additional page
Quitclaim Deed$23 first page, $3 each additional page$26 first page, $3 each additional page
Trustee's Deed$23 first page, $3 each additional page$26 first page, $3 each additional page
Deed of Trust$23 first page, $3 each additional page$26 first page, $6 each additional page
Deed of Trust & Assignment of Rents$46 first page, $3 each additional page.$49 first page, $6 each additional page
Reconveyance$23 first page, $3 each additional page$26 first page, $6 each additional page
Substitution of Trustee$24 first page, $3 each additional page$27 first page, $6 each additional page
Substitution of Trustee & Reconveyance$47 first page, $3 each additional page$50 first page, $6 each additional page
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 first page, $3 each additional page
Note: Penalty fees add $3 to EACH page of the document.