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COUNTY OF MONTEREY
RECORDER-COUNTY CLERK
 
(revised 08/02/2013)

MONTEREY COUNTY RECORDER FEE SCHEDULE

THE TOP RIGHT OF THE FIRST PAGE SHALL RESERVE 2 ½” BY 4 ½” FOR RECORDING INFORMATION.   IF PAGE DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THESE REQUIREMENTS, ATTACH PAGE WHICH MEETS THESE CRITERIA , ADD $3.00 TO FEE FOR ADDITIONAL PAGE.    (Govt. Code 27361.6)

*Documents not paying a Documentary Transfer Tax:
$21.00 for the first page/title and $3.00 for each additional page, if all pages are 8 ½” X 11”.  $21.00 for each additional title.  If  not   8 ½”  X 11” add $3.00 for every page of that document.  (Govt. Code 27361, 27361.4 and 27388 a)(Resol.13-806)

*Documents paying a Documentary Transfer Tax:
$12.00 for the first page/title and $3.00 for each additional page, if all pages are 8 ½” X 11”.  $12.00 for each additional title.  If not 8 ½” X 11” add $3.00 for every page of that document.  (Govt. Code 27361 and 27361.4)
(Resol.13-806)

 * Some documents may be exempt from the portion of the fee ($9) collected for the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Fund.  To be exempt from the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution fee, a document presented for recording must have one of the following statements on the first page of the document (not the coversheet):

1.     A Documentary Transfer Tax declaration, stating that the transfer is subject to the tax, and including the amount of tax due (the amount of tax due may be on a separate paper pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code section 11932); or

2.     When recording additional documents at the same time in connection with a document subject to documentary transfer tax, the statement: Exempt from fee under GC 27388; recorded concurrently in connection with a transfer subject to the imposition of documentary transfer tax.

Failure to include one of the above statements will result in the imposition of the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution fee.  Such fee collected will not be available for refund.

**Some releases may be exempt from the fee collected for the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Fund if recorded in connection with a property sale. For more information, contact our office.

 

Documents Recorded Without Preliminary Change of Ownership Report: $20.00 (R. & T. 480.3)

 Release of Governmental Lien:  $25.00 per lien released. (Govt. Code 27361.3)

 Notification of Involuntary Lien: $7.00 per Debtor, in addition to recording fee. (Govt. Code 27364, Resol. 07.135)

 Penalty Print: More than 9 lines per vertical inch of 22 characters per horizontal inch.  $1.00 per page.  (Govt. Code 27361)

 Documents Requiring Additional Indexing: Each additional reference indexed $1.00.  (Govt. Code 27361.2)
Document requiring indexing of more than 10 names $1.00 (for each group of 10 names or fractional portion thereof after initial group of 10 names. (Govt. Code 27361.8)

Document requiring indexing of more than 10 names $1.00 (for each group of 10 names or fractional portion thereof after initial group of 10 names).  (Govt. Code 27361.8)

DOCUMENTARY TRANSFER TAX:  $0.55 per $500.00 of fractional part thereof.  (R. & T. 11911) 

FINANCING STATEMENTS: $21.00 for the first page/Title and $3.00 for each additional page. If not 8 1/2" x 11" add $3.00 for every page of that document.(Resol.13-806)

MAP FILING FEE:  $19.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page.  (Govt. Code 27372 and 27361.4) 

MAP COPY FEE:  $5.00 each sheet (Resol. 07-135) 

OFFICIAL RECORD COPY: $2.00 each page (Govt. Code 27366)(Resol. 03-151) Certification per document $2.00. (Govt Code 27364)

VITAL RECORDS FEES:  (CERTIFIED)  (H&S Code 103525, 103525.5)

BIRTH…………………………………………………………………………………………………..$25.00

DEATH…………………………………………………………………………………………..…….  $21.00

FETAL DEATH…………………………………………………………………………………...…… $18.00

MARRIAGE……………………………………………………………….…………………………….$15.00

MARRIAGE GOVERNMENT AGENCY……….…………………......................................……….... $11.00 

BIRTH GOVERNMENT AGENCY………............................................……………………………....$19.00

 A CERTIFICATE OF SEARCH is issued when a Vital Record cannot be located.  The fee is the same as the copy fee.  (Govt. Code 27369; H. & S. Code 103650)