Search Recorder's Official Records

Information About Searching Recorder's Official Records

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Indexing change effective January 1, 2010

Beginning January 1, 2010, the Marin County Recorder's Office will not abbreviate any word written into the Grantor/Grantee index. All words will appear in the index as written on the recorded document. If the document contains an abbreviation, the index will contain the same abbreviation. This change also applies to the middle names of individuals which were previously truncated to initials. This change does not affect documents indexed prior to January 1, 2010.

A maximum of 160 records will be returned per search. If you don't see the record you were looking for, narrow the scope of your search criteria.

Notice

Commercial use of these materials is prohibited without the written permission of Marin County.

In all copies of this information, you must retain this notice and any other copyright notices originally included with such information. Marin County reserves all other rights.

In compliance with CA Government Code Section 6254.21, the Marin County Recorder does not make images of official records available on the internet. Document images may be viewed and/or purchased at our office.

 

Search Tips: Searching By Name

  • Official Records are indexed by name only – you cannot search by property address or assessor parcel number (APN).
  • When entering last names of individuals, please use the following guidelines:
    • O'Connor is entered as O CONNOR.
    • McDonald is entered as MC DONALD.
    • MacDonald is entered as MAC DONALD.
    • Macdonald is entered as MACDONALD.
  • Hyphenated names (i.e. SMITH-JONES) should be entered with the hyphen.
  • Company names should be entered in the "Last Name" box (i.e. MC DONALDS CORP)
  • Company names containing "and" should be entered with an ampersand ("&"):
    • Smart and Final is entered as SMART & FINAL.
  • Entries are not case sensitive.
 

Search Tips: Searching by Document Number

To search by document number, enter the 4-digit year followed by seven digits. The document number may appear in one of the following formats:

  • 2008-0012345
  • 2008-12345
  • 1999-0044712-002
 

Search Tips: Searching by Book and Page

For the Book field you must enter 4 digits.

For the Page enter up to 3 digits.

Entry of both fields is required to view a document.

 

Search Tips: Searching by Document Title

Select a type of document from the dropdown.

Then select the start and end dates for the search. A missing end date will default to today's date.

 

How to Get Copies of This Document

In compliance with CA Government Code Section 6254.21, the Marin County Recorder does not make images of official records available on the internet. Document images may be viewed and/or purchased at our office.

Copies of official records may be ordered by mail. Copy fees are $4.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page (plus an additional $4.00 per document if a certified copy is desired). Your copy order must include the specific instrument number(s) requested; copy fee (check or money order payable to Marin County Recorder); your mailing address; and a daytime telephone number. Please note: If you do not know the exact number of pages contained in the document, you may note a not to exceed amount (i.e. "not to exceed $20.00") on your check instead of filling in the amount, or contact the Recorder's Copy Center by telephone: (415) 473-6094; Fax (415) 473-7893, or email the Recorder to confirm page count prior to mailing your copy request.

If you would like to place your order by FAX or email, please contact the Recorder's Copy Center for additional information and payment options.

 

While the datepicker is open, the following keyboard commands are available:

  • PAGE UP: Move to the previous month.
  • PAGE DOWN: Move to the next month.
  • CTRL+PAGE UP: Move to the previous year.
  • CTRL+PAGE DOWN: Move to the next year.
  • CTRL+HOME: Move to the current month. Open the datepicker if closed.
  • CTRL+LEFT: Move to the previous day.
  • CTRL+RIGHT: Move to the next day.
  • CTRL+UP: Move to the previous week.
  • CTRL+DOWN: Move the next week.
  • ENTER: Select the focused date.
  • CTRL+END: Close the datepicker and erase the date.
  • ESCAPE: Close the datepicker without selection.