The County Clerk-Recorder maintains the official archive of legally recordable transactions or events. Legally recordable transactions include:

  • Deeds and maps relating to real property sales;
  • Commercial financing statements;
  • Mechanic’s liens;
  • and many other document types.
How to Record a Document Recording Requirements Restrictive Covenant Modifications Documentary Transfer Tax Obtain a Copy of Recorded Documents Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (PCOR) Possible Reasons Why Documents are Returned Recording Documents FAQs

Proposition 19

Changes to property tax benefits for families, seniors, severely disabled persons, and victims of natural disaster in our state

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Fraudulently recorded documents

The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office Bureau of Investigations investigates real estate fraud related cases occurring in San Mateo County.  They will review all complaints received and supporting documents submitted.

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Online Grantee-Grantor index

The San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder’s Office presents the information on this website as a service to the public. 

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