|COUNTY OF MONTEREY
|ALICIA R. SOTELO
Assistant County Clerk-Recorder
|STEPHEN L. VAGNINI
WELCOME to the Monterey County Recorder-County Clerk Web Site
hours for, viewing public records, obtaining copies of official records and vital
statistics records are:
Please note: Beginning November 18th, 2014 our office will be closed from 4 -5 pm once per quarter, on the third Tuesday of the following months: March, **May, August and November.
**There has been a change for the month of May in 2016. We will
remain open from 8 – 5 pm on Tuesday, May 17th, but we will
be closed from 4-5 pm on Tuesday, June 21st.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
**There has been a change for the month of May in 2016. We will remain open from 8 – 5 pm on Tuesday, May 17th, but we will be closed from 4-5 pm on Tuesday, June 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Effective January 1, 2015, all documents acknowledged on or after January 1, 2015 must include the new required notary advisory statement pursuant to Senate Bill 1050 in a box at the top of the acknowledgment, proof of execution or jurat in order to be accepted for recording.
State of California ) _____
County of ) _____
On ___________, before me, __________________________ (here insert name and title of officer),
Who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.
I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct.
WITNESS my hand and official seal.
Documents in which the person appeared before a notary or other officer on or after January 1, 2015 must contain the advisory notice or the document will be rejected. Documents acknowledged before January 1, 2015 must meet the pertinent applicable statue requirements in order to be accepted for recording.
Monterey county business offices and non-emergency services provided by
the County will be closed for winter recess between Christmas and New
We hope you find the information helpful. Please feel free to contact us whenever you have a question.
A CEQA (California
Environmental Quality Act) index is available online for documents
Form 700 -
STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS
The Recorder-County Clerk's Office welcomes your comments or suggestions regarding this Web site.
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Effective January 1, 2015 AB 1888 requires the amount of tax due and the location of the property to show on the face of the document. The customer may no longer choose to have the documentary transfer tax declaration on a separate paper.
Section 11932 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:
If a county has imposed a tax pursuant to this part, every document subject to tax that is submitted for recordation shall show on the face of the document the amount of tax due and the incorporated or unincorporated location of the lands, tenements, or other realty described in the document.
Section 11933 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:
If a county has imposed a tax pursuant to this part, the recorder shall not record any deed, instrument, or writing subject to the tax imposed pursuant to this part, unless the tax is paid at the time of recording. A declaration of the amount of tax due, signed by the party determining the tax or his or her agent, shall appear on the face of the document in compliance with Section 11932, and the recorder may rely on that declaration if the recorder has no reason to believe that the full amount of the tax due has not been paid. The declaration shall include a statement that the consideration or value on which the tax due was computed either was, or was not, exclusive of the value of a lien or encumbrance remaining on the interest or property conveyed at the time of sale. Failure to collect the tax due shall not affect the constructive notice otherwise imparted by recording a deed, instrument, or writing.