The Recorder’s Division is responsible for the recording of deeds, deeds of trust, court decrees and many other documents affecting title to real property in Ventura County. The division also maintains Uniform Commercial Code filings; subdivision maps, vital statistics, including birth, death and marriages within the county. This Division also creates digital images of real property and vital records and provides and maintains an efficient retrieval system to support the public’s requests for real property and vital records. All functions of the office are conducted under provisions of the State Constitution, and State and County Codes.
Pursuant to California State Assembly Bill 1053 and Assembly Bill 110, the fee for certified copies of California birth, death and fetal death certificates increased by $5.00 each on January 1, 2014. A certified copy of a Marriage Certificate increased by $1.00 each. This fee increase also effects Government Agency vital record requests.