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Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder logo

Document Recording Services

The County Recorder, upon payment of proper fees and taxes, will accept any document which is authorized or required by California law to be recorded. The document must contain the required information, and be photographically reproducible. Employees of the County Recorder are prohibited from giving legal advice or assisting you to prepare a document.

Recording in Person
  1. Prepare your document.
  2. Calculate your fees.
  3. Plan your visit.
Recording by Mail
  1. Prepare your document.
  2. Calculate your fees.
    • Include recorder coversheet for SB2 exemption, if applicable.
    • If you are not sure of the exact amount, please enclose an NTE (not to exceed) check. To do so, write "NTE" on the memo line with a designated amount. Once the correct fee is established, our office will fill in the amount on the check.
  3. Prepare your payment.
    • Make checks or money order payable to the Riverside County Recorder. (We do not accept temporary checks or altered money orders)
    • Do not send cash by mail
  4. Mail your document to one of the addresses below:
    Standard USPS Overnight service
    UPS, FedEx, etc.)
    Riverside County Recorder
    P.O. Box 751
    Riverside, CA 92502-0751
    Riverside County Recorder
    2724 Gateway Drive
    Riverside, CA 92507

Requests will be processed in the order in which they are received. Please allow 6-8 weeks to receive your original recorded document back in the mail.

The County of Riverside is not responsible for the delivery of mail by the United States Post Office or any other delivery service.

Recording by Drop Box
  1. Prepare your document.
  2. Calculate your fees.
    • Include recorder coversheet for SB2 exemption, if applicable.
    • If you are not sure of the exact amount, please enclose an NTE (not to exceed) check. To do so, write "NTE" on the memo line with a designated amount. Once the correct fee is established, our office will fill in the amount on the check.
  3. Prepare your payment.
    • Make checks or money order payable to the Riverside County Recorder. (We do not accept temporary checks or altered money orders)
    • Do not send cash by mail
  4. Deposit your request and payment in a drop box located at the following offices:
    Riverside – CAC 4080 Lemon St., Riverside, CA 92501
    Riverside – Gateway 2724 Gateway Dr., Riverside, CA 92507
    Palm Desert 38-686 El Cerrito Rd., Palm Desert, CA 92211
    Temecula Temporarily Unavailable
    Blythe 270 N. Broadway, Blythe, CA 92225

Requests will be processed in the order in which they are received. Please allow 6-8 weeks to receive your original recorded document back in the mail.

The County of Riverside is not responsible for the delivery of mail by the United States Post Office or any other delivery service.

Other Resources

Electronic Document Recording Services

Electronic Recording (or eRecording) is a fast, convenient, and secure way to record documents. Below is a list of approved eRecording service providers who are accepting new customers, along with their contact information. Each agent passed an extensive vetting process and is authorized to submit electronic documents for recording to Riverside County. 

*ePN does not offer Electronic Recordings for one-time submissions, such as individuals recording personal documents.

Agent Name Contact Email Address Phone Location
CSC Jim DeGaetano jim.DeGaetano@cscglobal.com 435-374-0140 Logan, UT
ePN* Emily Callahan ECallahan@GOePN.com 916-417-2235 Minneapolis, MN
Indecomm Barbara Frost Barbara.Frost@Indecomm.net 319-240-1374 St. Paul, MN
Simplifile Josh Holmes jholmes@simplifile.com 801-223-1034 Provo, UT
GMP Zang Nguyen zangrecording324@yahoo.com 714-432-8813 Santa Ana, CA
NTC Katie Lockhart katie_lockhart@nwtc.com 727-771-4000 Palm Harbor, FL
Document Preparation

You must prepare your document before presenting it to us for recording. Our role is to ensure your document meets legal requirements, to collect recording fees, and to record your document. We cannot assist you in the preparation of your document because such assistance constitutes legal advice, and state law prohibits us from offering legal advice.

We highly recommend that you consult an attorney, title company, or professional document preparation service to assist you in preparing your document, if you need assistance.

If you plan to prepare your document yourself, you may find various types of forms for purchase at many office supply and stationery stores. We offer sample forms here on our website. These are only samples, and we cannot help you select or prepare these documents.

We are also unable to provide notarial services.

Foreign Language Documents

Pursuant to Government Code 27293, if all or a portion of a document is in a language other than English, the recorder must not accept it for recording. The customer should bring the original document to a certified or registered court interpreter or to an accredited translator.

The certified/registered court interpreter or accredited translator will translate the foreign language portion into English and give the customer a signed, completed, and notarized Declaration. The customer should then bring the original document, the English translation, and the notarized Declaration to the County Clerk’s office. The County Clerk will verify that the translation was performed by a certified/registered court interpreter or by an accredited translator. Upon verification, the County Clerk will prepare a Translation Certification and staple all the documents together. The County Clerk’s office charges a fee of $10.00 for this service.

The customer may then submit all documentation to the Recorder for recordation.

Map Filings

The submission and filing of all maps must be done at the Gateway office located at 2724 Gateway Drive, Riverside, California, 92507. Except for Condominium Plans, maps must be printed on 18” x 26” Mylar paper. The recording fees are $9 for the first page and $2 for each additional page. One original mylar is required for recording. An additional $20 is required for copies that are provided by the ACR.

Below is an example of the base fees required for the recording of a one or two-page map:

One Page Map + Second Mylar Copy Fee Two Page Map + Second Mylar Copy Fee
Recording First Page   $9.00 Recording First Page $9.00
Mylar Copy $20.00 Recording Second Page $2.00
Total $29.00 Mylar Copy $20.00
Total $31.00

Pursuant to Government Code 66466 (a) of the Subdivision Map Act, the County Recorder shall have not more than 10 days, from the date of receipt, within which to examine and accept or reject a map for filing. Maps are recorded in the order in which they are received.