Recorded Documents

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Requests for copies of documents can be made in person, by mail, or by using the self service page if you will be picking up the copies in person. We do not accept requests by phone, fax or email. Documents can be ordered online through an independent partner company. Details and a link to their site are on the Ordering Records Online page.

Be sure the information you supply is complete and accurate. If you request a copy of an official record and we find nothing, we are not able to refund the fee. The California Statutes require us to retain the fee as a search fee. See our fee schedule.

Recorded documents are public records. They can be researched and viewed in our office at no charge. Our location, hours, and mailing address are on our Recorder Contact page. Information such as grantor and grantee names, date recorded, and document type can be found on the self service page.

The Recorder's 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

 

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.