Recording Process Time & Return

It is our goal in the Recorder's Office to record each document that meets recording requirements in an efficient and timely manner.  The following is a guideline explaining the recording process and turnaround mailing times for documents submitted both in person or by mail.  Please be aware that because each document is processed individually, these "standard" turnaround times may vary.  

Record in Person:

  • Documents may be submitted by the general public in person at the Recorder's Office between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, excluding holidays and weekends.  Note: Documents that cannot be completely processed by 5:00 PM, will be held (along with the proper payment of fees) to be recorded on the following business day.
  • Each recorded document is returned two weeks after the date of recording in a windowed envelope directed to the address printed on the top left-hand corner of the first page of the document, or cover-sheet
  • Conformed copies are available at the time of recording.  However to receive a conformed copy you must, in addition to your original, provide a copy of your document and pay an additional $1 fee at the time of recording.  
  • Documents that do not meet recording requirements are returned immediately to the submitter.  To decrease the possibility of having your documents returned unrecorded, please review the information provided under "Basic Recording Requirements" and "Recording Tips" available on our website.  
Record by Mail:

  • Documents received by mail are generally recorded within 48 hours of being received. (excluding holidays and weekends)    
  • Each recorded document is returned two weeks after the date of recording in a window envelope to the address printed on the top left-hand corner of the first page of the document, or cover-sheet.
  • Conformed copies are returned by mail at the time of recording.  However, to receive a conformed copy, you must include with your original, one copy of the document, an additional $1 fee and a self-addressed postage paid envelope for return. 
  • Documents that do not meet recording requirements are generally returned within 3 days of being received.  The original document, all accompanying paperwork and the check or money order will be returned to the submitter along with a return receipt explaining the reason for rejection.  To decrease the possibility of having your documents returned to you unrecorded, please see "Basic Recording Requirements" and "Recording Tips" available on our website.     


Notice:  All information provided by the Clerk-Recorder's Office through this website is subject to change without notice.  The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace information or advise obtained from your attorney or other legal professional.