Clerk - Recorder

Mono County Courthouse

The Recorder's office standard hours of recording are 9 am to 12 pm, and 1 pm to 3 pm. 

The purpose of the Clerk - Recorder's Office is to process, maintain, and update records in a timely and accurate fashion, to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, and to provide easy access to public records and historical documents to enhance customer service.

Our office supplies official documents, birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, fictitious business names, elections, voter registration, and absentee voting.

MONO COUNTY RECORDING FEES HAVE CHANGED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, the recording of all real estate instruments, papers, and notices shall be subject to an additional fee between $75 and $225.  In September 2017, the State enacted the Building Homes and Jobs Act which requires county recorders to collect a $75 fee on the recording of “every real estate instrument, paper, or notice…per each single transaction per parcel of real property.”  The total amount of the fee will depend on the number of instruments, papers, and/or notices and parcels involved in the transaction, but it shall not exceed $225.  This new fee is in addition to all other applicable recording fees. 

**Please see our PUBLIC NOTICE here**                    **Please see Government Code Sec 27388.1 here**

IF YOUR DOCUMENT IS EXEMPT FROM THE AFFORDABLE HOMES AND JOBS ACT FEE, AN EXEMPTION STATEMENT IS REQUIRED ON THE FACE OF THE DOCUMENT.  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR OUR SAMPLE COVER PAGE.  REQUESTS TO RECORD THAT FAIL TO INCLUDE THE DECLARATION WILL BE REJECTED AND RETURNED TO THE CUSTOMER.

For more detailed information, please refer to our Letter to our Customers regarding SB2, Affordable Homes and Jobs Act Fee.

PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR RECORDING AS WE WORK TO IMPLEMENT THIS NEW LAW.  PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE NEW REQUIREMENTS.

Letter Size: $9.00 for the first page & $3.00 for each additional page.  Legal Size:  $12.00 for the first page & $6.00 for each additional page.  (If any one page is legal size, ALL pages are charged at the legal size rate.)  All Deeds or other documents to transfer property MUST be accompanied by a Preliminary Change of Ownership Form (aka PCOR) or a $20.00 additional fee will be charged.

BE ADVISED THAT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS REQUIRE AN APN NUMBER: (per Revenue and Taxation Code Section 11911.1)

Affidavit of Death
All Deeds
Deeds of Trust
Notice of Default
Notice of Trustee's Sale
Trustee's Deed Upon Sale
Notice of Recission of Notice of Default

If you have questions, please contact the Recorder's Office at (760)  932-5530.

Sending documents for recording and/or research requests:

MAILING ADDRESS ONLY:
Mono County Recorder's Office
P.O. Box 237
Bridgeport, CA  93517

PHYSICAL ADDRESS (needed when sending overnight mail):
Mono County Recorder's Office
74 School St., Annex I
Bridgeport, CA  93517

Conformed copies are accepted and returned if sent with a self-addressed and stamped envelope.

Not to Exceed Checks are accepted when sending a request for information and/or documents for recording and you're unsure of the total cost to be charged. 

You may now request certified copies of Vital Records online using VitalChek!    Please click here for information on this exciting, new service that we are proud to offer our valued customers!