Recording Requirements

Documents may be presented for recording to the Recorder's Office by mail, overnight courier or brought to the office for recording. All applicable fees must be paid at the time of recording. Each document presented for recording must include or comply with the following general requirements:

  • The property must be located in Alpine County
  • The document must be authorized or required by law to be recorded (GC 29201)
  • The document must be submitted with the proper fees and taxes (GC 6103, 27201, 27261)
  • The document must be in compliance with state and local laws
  • The document shall name the person requesting the recording (GC 27361.6)
  • The document shall state the name and address of whom the document should be returned. Fill in "recording requested by and mail to" (GC 27361.6)
  • The entire document, including the notary seal, must be legible enough to produce a readable photographic record (GC 27201, 27361.6, 27361.7, and 8207)
  • Signatures must be original unless the document is a certified copy issued by the appropriate custodian of the public record (GC 27201b)
  • The document must be properly acknowledged, unless exempt (California requires an all-purpose acknowledgment) (GC 27201, 27289, 27285, 27287, 27288)
  • The Assessor's parcel number is required on all conveyances by local ordinance (R&T code 11911.1)
  • The document meets the criteria in Government Code 27361.6
  • As of January 1, 2015, must meet AB 1050, an act to amend Sections 1189 and 1195 of the Civil Code, and to amend Section 8202 of the Government Code, relating to notaries public.