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.
On December 5, 2017, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency Proclamation for Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to the effect of multiple fires, including the Creek, Rye and Thomas fires, which have damaged critical infrastructure, threatened thousands of homes and caused the evacuation of residents. Pursuant to these Proclamations of a State Emergency, all fees for certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and dissolution of marriage records are suspended for any individual who lost such records as a result of the wildfires. These Proclamation Orders will remain in effect until the Governor terminates the State of Emergency.
Effective January 1, 2018, the Ventura County Assessor’s Office will be updating the Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (PCOR)