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Recorded documents are public records. They can be researched and viewed in our office at no charge. Our office handles more than 200 different types of documents. Among the most common are:

  • Deed
  • Deed of Trust
  • Deed of Reconveyance
  • Lien
  • Release of Lien
  • Notice of Default
  • Notice of Completion
  • Affidavit of Death
  • Power of Attorney
  • Easement
  • Lot Line Adjustment

Online Indexes

Our self service page contains a searchable index for documents recorded on or after January 1, 1981. Information such as grantor and grantee names, date recorded, document number, and document type can all be used to find documents.

Indexes for documents recorded prior to January 1, 1981 can be found on the the Fresno Grantor Grantee Index 1856-1980 page. These are scanned images of the original paper books and do not currently have any search options.

Grantee 1914-1971, Grantor 1914-1971, and Grantor-Grantee 1972-1980 Indexes

  1. Select the index to start your search
  2. Select the year range to search
  3. Select the letter or letters of name you are searching
  4. Continue through index to locate the name you are searching

Index to Deeds 1856-1913

  1. Select the year range to search
  2. Select the Grantor or Grantee
  3. Continue through index to locate the name you are searching

Patents Index

  1. Select a book
  2. Continue through index to locate the name you are searching

Requesting Copies

Requests for Recorded Documents can be made in person, or by mail. Copies can also be ordered for documents recorded in 1981 or later by completing a request using our self service page. We do not accept requests for copies by phone, fax, or email.

Be sure the information you supply is complete and accurate. If you request a copy of an official record and we cannot find it, we are not able to refund the fee. The California Statutes require us to retain it as a search fee. See our fee schedule page.

Our location, hours, and mailing address can be found on our Contact Information page. Check our calendar for dates closed if you will be requesting copies in person.

 

What you need to provide:

If you order in person If you order by mail
  • The Document or Instrument Number (Book and Page number if document has one)
  • The year recorded
  • The name of at least one of the parties named in the document
  • The type of document
  • The Document or Instrument Number (Book and Page number if document has one)
  • The year recorded
  • The name of at least one of the parties named in the document
  • The type of document
  • The name and address of the person or agency to whom the copies are to be returned
You may pay in cash, check or money order payable to Fresno County Recorder. A check or money order for the full amount, payable to Fresno County Recorder, must accompany the order. Do not send cash.