Schedule of Fees

 

Visiting customers may choose from one of three methods of payment:

 

  • Cash
  • Check (payable against a USA bank)
  • Credit/Debit card (Visa/MasterCard only) - except where otherwise noted

Mailed requests and documents for processing must be made by a preprinted check payable to:

 

San Mateo County Clerk-Recorder (against a USA bank).

 


2016 Printable version of Fee Schedule with relevant code sections.

Fees are subject to change.


Assessment Data | Elections | Fictitious Business Names (FBN) | Marriage | Notary Public | Professional Registrations | Recording | Vital Records | Miscellaneous

 

 

ASSESSMENT DATA


Type
Fee
Assessment Appeals Board File (digital copy of appeal docs and status)
305.00

Assessment Roll Master (digital copy) for Secured or Unsecured Properties

  • Formatted in fixed ASCII Text
  • Formatted in PDF

 

305.00
120.00
Assessor’s Map: photocopy (plus $1 to certify)
2.00
Property Characteristics (Residential, Apartment, Condominium, Mobile Home, Hotel/Motel, Industrial, or Office/Retail)
305.00
Property Sales History
305.00

 

ELECTIONS


Type
Fee
Certificate of Voter’s Registration
1.50

Candidate Nomination Filing Fee

Various
Candidate Statement Fee
Various
Voter Information (per file)
125.00
Precinct Map - Entire County (per file)
20.00

 

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES (FBN)


Type
Fee

File FBN Statement (file & index statement, certified copy, notice of pending expiration):

  • First FBN and owner
  • Each add'l FBN on same Statement for same owner operating at same location

 

34.00
5.00

File Statement of Abandonment of FBN

11.00
File Withdrawal of General Partner of FBN
11.00
Certified Copies of FBN Statement
5.00
Electronic copy of FBN index
50.00
Search Fee (per name per year)
10.00

 

MARRIAGE


Type
Fee

License:

  • Public
  • Confidential
  • Duplicate/Replacement

 

79.00
80.00
5.00

Ceremony:

  • Standard
  • Supplement for Internet Wedding Cam

 

65.00
50.00
Deputize Marriage Commissioner
60.00
Authorize Notary re: Confidential License
300.00

 

NOTARY PUBLIC


Type
Fee

File & record oath and first page of bond:

  • Each additional page
43.00

3.00

Verify Notary’s Signature:

  • First signature
  • Each additional signature by same notary

 

12.00
5.00

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS
* Indicates add recording fees required for bond


Type
Fee
Humane Officer
5.00

Legal Document Assistant (registration, ID) *

  • Additional ID card
175.00

10.00

Photocopier Registration (registration, ID) *
($100 if also a process server)

  • Additional ID card
175.00

10.00

Process Server (registration, ID, fingerprints) *

  • Additional ID card
112.00
10.00

Unlawful Detainer Assistant *

  • Additional ID card
175.00
10.00

 

RECORDING


Type
Fee

Recording Fees:

  • First page
  • Each additional page

 

15.00
3.00
Penalty: Undersized print (per page)
1.00
Penalty: Documents which do not measure 81/2"x11" (per page)
3.00
Combined Documents (per title)
15.00
Penalty: No Preliminary Change of ownership statement Filed with Property Transfer
20.00
Additional Indexing: Notice (per group of 10 names after initial 10)
1.00
Additional Indexing: Referenced Documents (per reference)
1.00
Preliminary 20-Day Notice (record, notify filer)
84.00

Financing Statements / UCC (record):

  • First page
  • Each additional page

 

15.00
3.00

Involuntary Liens:

  1. Private/federal, affecting real property:
    (a) Record and index lien:
    (b) Supplemental fee to notify debtors (Government filers exempt ):
    • Each additional group of ten debtors
    (c) Search files & certify findings (per debtor)
  2. State tax lien (in-state debtor):
    • Out-of-state debtor
  3. Release of lien executed by state or local govt, if lien was recorded without fee per Gov 27383

 


Basic
7.00
3.00
15.00
No fee
9.00
13.00
Acknowledge/Proof of Recording/ Conformed Copy
10.00
Research Files
20.00

Map of subdivided land:

  • First page
  • Each additional page

 

10.00
2.00
File, index, and keep each paper not required by law to be recorded
9.00

 

VITAL RECORDS


Type
Fee

Certified copy of vital record:

  • Birth
    For general public
    For government agency or private adoption agency
  • Death
    For general public & government agency
  • Fetal Death
    For general public & government agency
  • Marriage Certificate
    For general public
    For government agency


 


28.00
19.00


21.00


18.00



15.00
11.00

Search vital records

  • Birth
  • Death
  • Marriage

 

 

28.00
21.00
15.00

Health Officer's Signature Verification Certificate

(required for Apostille requests IF the birth or death certificate was issued by the San Mateo County Public Health Officer)


Apostilles of record (birth, death, or marriage) are only issued by the California Secretary of State's Office or by one of their designated service providers. For more information, go to: www.sos.ca.gov .

12.00

 

MISCELLANEOUS


Type
Fee

Copy of paper on file:
   No Certification:

  • First page
  • Subsequent page

   Certification and/or under seal

5.00
1.00

 

5.00

Filing Environmental Impact Report-Notice of Exemption
Filing Environmental Impact Report
   Plus County Handing Charge

Filing Environmental Impact Report-Negative Declaration
   Plus County Handing Charge

Filing Environmental Impact Report-Mitigated Negative Declaration
   Plus County Handing Charge

Filing Environmental Document pursuant to a Certified Regulatory Program
   Plus County Handing Charge

50.00
3,070.00
50.00
2,210.25
50.00
2,210.25
50.00
1,043.75
50.00
FPPC Form 700 (copy, per page) (plus $5.00 retrieval fee for forms 5 or more years old)
0.10

Power of Attorney of admitted surety insurer (file):

  • First name
  • Each additional name

 

18.00
5.00
Naturalization Index Search & Certificate
13.00
Passport Filing Fee (County fee)
25.00
Search Coroner Reports (one-half hour)
115.00
Technical Work (custom, per half hour)
50.00
Translation Certificate
10.00