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Kern County Recorder
1530 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Kern County Hall of Records
1655 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

PH 661-868-6400
FX 661-327-3241 (Recordings)
FX 661-868-6432 (Vital Records)
response@co.kern.ca.us
Recordings 8a - 2p M-F
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Research 8a - 5p M-F
(Except Holidays)

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Notice: Effective April 9, 2014, the Real Estate Fraud Fee will increase from $2.00 to $10.00.Documents are recorded daily from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every working day. For walk-in recordings, we will mail the document back in 3-4 weeks from the recording date. For documents sent via mail, we will mail the document back in 4-6 weeks from the date of receipt. The standard recording fee for a single document in which all of the pages are regular size (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 (whether letter or legal sized). Effective January 1, 2013, an additional Real Estate Fraud Fee of $10.00 will apply to each: Deed of Trust, Asgt. 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 Gov. Code 27388. For documents transferring real property or easements, unless the document qualifies for a valid exemption, documentary transfer tax is due 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. We do not conform copies. 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. You may send one check for both recording fees, copy fees, and transfer tax. If you prefer to mail your document into this office for recording, send the original(s) to be recorded along with appropriate recording fees to the following address:

 

Kern County Recorder
1530 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 868-6400

 Examples of Common Documents:Prices Quoted below are effective April 9, 2014.


(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")
Abstracts of Judgment$23 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl.,$26 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl.,
Assignments of Deed of Trust$24 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$27 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl. pg.
Deeds$13 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$16 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl. pg.
Quitclaim Deeds$23 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$26 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.
Trustee's Deeds$23 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$26 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.
Deeds of Trust$23 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$26 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl. pg.
Deeds of Trust & Asgt. of Rents$46 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$49 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl. pg.
Reconveyances$23 fst. pg., $3 ea. addl. pg.$26 fst. pg., $6 ea. addl. pg.
Substitutions 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.'s$20 (1-2 Pages)(Only letter-sized national form acceptable)
$30.00 (3 or more pages)(Only letter-sized national form acceptable)
Maps$7 fst. pg. $3 ea. addl. pg.
Note: Penalty fees simply add $3 to EACH page of the document.