Property Document

Document Recording Services

Documents may be presented for recording in person, by mail, or by a representative. Please note the following:

  • Documents must be recorded in the county where the property is located.
  • The document should be legible.
  • Include the name of the party requesting the recording, and a name and address where the document can be returned.
  • Include a completed Preliminary Change of Ownership Report when recording documents affecting a change in the ownership of real property. These forms can be obtained from the Clerk-Recorder and Assessor departments.
  • Payment can be made by cash, personal check, cashier's check, money order, Discover, American Express, MasterCard/Visa Credit and Debit.
  • Include the recording fees (see Fees), making checks payable to: Orange County Clerk-Recorder.
  • Mail to the following address:  Orange County Clerk-Recorder
     12 Civic Center Plaza, Room 101
     Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Questions? Call (714) 834-2887 and speak to a document examiner.