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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
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-454-2800
Fax Number:831-454-3169
Description:Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-12pm; 1-4pm
Recording Hours: 8am-12pm; 1-3pm
Obtain birth certificates, death certificates and marriage certificates in person, by mail or online.

Estamos en tramites de traducir nuestro sitio del internet al espanol. Gracias por su paciencia. Mientras tanto, tenemos una persona bilingŁe en la oficina que puede contestar sus preguntas. Esta disponible de las 8:00 de la manana. hasta las 4:00 de la tarde. Puede llamarle al (831) 454-2421.

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:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Public Service
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County

Sean Saldavia
County Recorder

Subject Headings
 Birth Certificates
Death Certificates
Marriage Licenses
This record last modified July 23, 2016

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