Shelly Scott, Assessor - Recorder - County Clerk

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Recorder’s Office

Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk Shelly Scott accepts 2022 Challenge Award from Jacqueline Hernandez, from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) on September 12, 2023.Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk Shelly Scott accepts 2022 Challenge Award from Jacqueline Hernandez, from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) on September 12, 2023. Read more about the award here. 

The Recorder’s Office is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., excluding County of Marin holidays. The office is open during lunchtime.

The Recorder’s Office is located at the Marin County Civic Center in Room 232. For same day recording, documents must be submitted and reviewed prior to 3 p.m. Documents received after that time may be accepted for the next business day’s recording.

  • Electronic Recording is available for authorized submitters including title companies;
  • Recording Official Record Documents by Mail – Documents to be recorded can be sent via U.S. Mail or express mail service. Mailing address: P.O. Box C, San Rafael, CA 94913. Express shipping address: 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 232, San Rafael, CA 94903;
  • Recording Official Record Documents in Person — The Recorder’s office is open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Documents presented and accepted for recording after 3 p.m. will be recorded the next business day. Wait times will vary based on customer volume;
  • If you are visiting the Recorder’s Office in person, you may pay by cash, check, money order, debit, or credit card. Please note that we are unable to accept cash bills larger than $20. Credit and debit card users are charged a transaction fee by our service provider of $2.50 per transaction. For documents and copy orders submitted by mail, please send a check or money order payable to the Marin County Recorder. Our fee schedule is available here.
  • Call (415) 473-6093 with recording questions or send an email to the Recorder's office;
  • Order birth or death certificates for events that occurred in Marin County, as well as marriage certificates issued by Marin County, from our website;
  • Copies of official records and recorded maps can be ordered from our website;
  • Request copies of Vital Records at the Copy Center public counter. Wait times will vary based on customer volume;
  • Call (415) 473-6395 with questions or send an email to the Recorder.
  • 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.

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    Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday (closed major holidays)
    Documents must be presented and reviewed before 3:00 p.m. for same-day recording.

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