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  COUNTY OF MONTEREY

RECORDER-COUNTY CLERK

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  ALICIA R. SOTELO
Assistant County Clerk-Recorder
STEPHEN L. VAGNINI
Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
 

 

 

WELCOME to the Monterey County Recorder-County Clerk Web Site 

 

Office hours for, viewing public records, obtaining copies of official records and vital statistics records are:
8:00 A.M
. to 5:00 P.M. MONDAY through FRIDAY, EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS.  
 

Please Note: Beginning November 18th, 2014 our office will be closed from 4:00-5:00 pm once per quarter, on the 3rd Tuesday of the following months: February, May, August and November. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.


DOCUMENT RECORDING HOURS ARE: 8:01 A.M. to 4:00 P.M
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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.

 SAMPLE:                                          

A notary public or other officer completing this
certificate verifies only the identity of the
individual who signed the document to which this
certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness,
accuracy, or validity of that document.

 State of California     ) _____

 County of                   ) _____

 On ___________, before me, __________________________ (here insert name and title of officer),

personally appeared                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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.

 Signature (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.

 

Holiday Schedule

Many Monterey county business offices and non-emergency services provided by the County will be closed for winter recess between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Due to the nature of the industry which the Monterey County Clerk/Recorder’s Office serves the office will not be closed during this time period, however, our hours of operation will be reduced. 
We will be open
weekdays between Christmas and New Year's Day from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
We will resume our normal hours of operation, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., after January 1. (Resolution 11-360)


The Recorder accepts, records and preserves for permanent record, certain legal documents affecting land title, and vital statistics.  The Recorder creates and maintains a daily index of these documents for reference, research, and issuance of certified copies.
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The County Clerk issues and registers marriage licenses; accepts and indexes Fictitious Business Name statements; files notary bond certificates, powers of attorney, surety bonds, inventory statements, certain environmental documents, and maintains a list of public rosters.  The County Clerk issues ID cards to Professional Photocopiers, Process Servers, Unlawful Detainer Assistants, Legal Document Assistants, and Humane Officers.  The County Clerk is the local filing official for the Fair Political Practice Commission in the notification, filing and reporting of certain Statements of Economic Interest.

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We hope you find the information helpful.  Please feel free to contact us whenever you have a question.

 


CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT

CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) index is available online for documents
that have been filed with the County Clerk as of September 1, 2011. 
This is an index only and copies must be requested in person or by mail. 
Please provide the reference number and/or project title
and the copy fee of $2.00 per page along with your request.   
 

Form 700 - STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS
The following elected officials file a Form 700 Statement of Economic Interest with the County Clerk:
Board of Supervisors,  Chief Administrative Officer,  District Attorney,  
County Counsel,  County Treasurer,  Planning Commissioners

A copy of the statement of economic interest for the above filers can be obtained
by visiting the office of the Fair Political Practices Commission or
the Monterey County Clerk at the addresses below.

Fair Political Practices Commission                Monterey County Clerk
           428 J Street, Suite 620                        168 West Alisal Street, First Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814                                   Salinas, CA 93901

The statement of economic interest may be available in an electronic format.
Please visit the Fair Political Practice Commission at www.fppc.ca.gov for more information.

 

The Recorder-County Clerk's Office welcomes your comments or suggestions regarding this Web site.

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