Recorder

Richard N. Benson, Assessor - Recorder - County Clerk

The Recorder maintains a permanent public record of documents related to the ownership and encumbrance of real property located in Marin County. Property records may be viewed in our office during normal business hours, and copies are available for purchase. Documents presented for recording must meet statutory recording requirements and are subject to applicable fees and taxes. Documents are accepted for same-day recording until 3 pm.

The Recorder issues certified copies of birth and death records for events that occur in the county and public marriages licenses issued by Marin County.

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Important - Please Read:
The Marin County Recorder’s Office staff is forbidden by California legal codes to practice law or provide legal advice; this prohibition includes giving advice about what forms you might need or how you should fill them out.

Notice: City of Mill Valley - Special Tax Lien
On February 1, 2017 a Notice of a Special Tax Lien may have recorded on your property by the City of Mill Valley Community Facilities District (CFD No. 2016).
The City of Mill Valley along with the Marin County Recorder’s Office would like to provide you with the following information regarding this Special Tax Lien document

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Office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Monday through Friday (closed major holidays)
Documents must be presented by 3:00 PM for same day recording.

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