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Santa Cruz County Recorder

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General Agency Information
Name: Santa Cruz County Recorder
Alternate Name(s): Santa Cruz County Assessor - Recorder
Address: 701 Ocean Street Room 230
Santa Cruz,  CA  95060
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-454-2800
Fax: 831-454-3169
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm, and 1:00pm-4:00pm
Description: Only those documents that are authorized by law can be recorded. Documents will be accepted for recording until 3:00 pm. Documents received between 3:01 and 4:00 pm will be recorded the next business day.
Examples of typical documents that can be recorded are:
Real Property Records - deeds, leases, notice of completions
Maps - subdivisions, parcel maps, surveys
Mining Claim Records - notices of location, proofs of labor
Military Discharge Papers
Declarations of Homestead
Mechanics' Liens
Federal Tax Liens
Financing Documents - trust deeds, notices of default, reconveyances, financing statements

Examples of documents that can not be recorded:
Negotiable Instruments, Stocks, Bonds, Money, Wills and Marriage Licenses.

FEES: Varies, see website or call for info.
Mission: To maintain a perpetual, comprehensive set of public records consisting of marriage licenses, birth and death certificates and all documents appropriately presented for recording.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within One Block
Eligibility: Public Service
Fees: See Description Notes
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Sean Saldavia
County Recorder
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Birth Certificates
Death Certificates
Marriage Licenses
This agency was last updated on May 13, 2019.