Change in Business Practices in Response to COVID19

As a precaution to help slow the spread of COVID-19, please visit our appointment scheduler here to make an appointment with us. Contact the Calaveras County Clerk-Recorder’s office at (209) 754-6372 or email us with any questions or concerns.

Who We Are

The office of the County Clerk and Recorder combines the dual responsibilities of administering official services and providing access to business filings, records and real property documents. The office ensures that a vital link to the past is maintained for future generations by indexing and archiving documents of historical, commercial and legal significance to provide public access to unblemished and accurate records within the County. The County Clerk and Recorder processes documents related to birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, certified copies of vital statistics, document filings and recordings of real property; processes passports; and conducts civil wedding ceremonies.

The County Clerk-Recorder is responsible for examination and recording of documents presented to the office that deal with establishing ownership of land in the County or as required by law. The Recorder also collects Documentary Transfer Tax on property sales. Official Records are recorded, scanned, indexed and stored. The public may search, view and for a fee purchase a copy of these records.

What We Do

The County Clerk-Recorder Office performs the following functions on behalf of Calaveras County:

  • Preserves the official archive of legally recordable documents
  • Records or files authorized documents and maps
  • Registers notaries public, process servers, professional photocopiers, legal document assistants (LDAs) and unlawful detainer assistants (UDAs)
  • Files statements of economic interests, environmental impact reports and fictitious business name statements
  • Issues copies of birth, death and marriage certificates and certified copies of recorded documents
  • Issues and registers marriage licenses
  • Performs civil marriage ceremonies
  • Maintains records of all marriages, births and deaths occurring within Calaveras County
  • Divorce records are maintained at Calaveras County Superior Court

What We Offer

The County Clerk-Recorder is the officer charged with keeping and preserving complete and accurate records relating to real and personal property, vital statistics and other legal and administrative documents. The law requires that the recorder's records be open to the public and that certified copies be provided upon request. The County Clerk-Recorder strives to provide efficient and cost-effective service to customers while maintaining the highest degree of public trust.

Recorder Frequently Asked Questions

Can your office help with a title search on property?

The Recorder's office does not conduct title searches. Customers can come in or send someone in to look up the information that they need in our lobby.

Does your office provide legal forms? If not, where do we get them?

The Recorders Office does not provide legal forms. Standard legal forms can usually be found at stationery stores, title companies or on the internet.

How do get copies of recorded documents?

You may request a copy of a recorded document by mail or you may come into our office during business hours. To receive a copy of a document by mail please send a written request to 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249 with the type of document you are requesting, the owners name, property address/Assessor’s Parcel Number. Please also include a check for the fees and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Copy fees are based on the number of pages per document - to determine the number of pages, please call our office at (209)754-6372 and staff will look up this information.

How much are recording Fees?