County Recorder

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.


What’s New!

Our East County office in Thousand Oaks will be Closed from December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019. For assistance, please call our Ventura office at (805) 654-2263.

On November 9, 2018, Acting Governor Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties due to the effects of the Hill and Woolsey Fires, which have threatened critical infrastructure, thousands of homes and other structures, and have 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.

Wildfires Impacting Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties – Memo

Sworn Statement

Mark Lunn named VP of County Recorders’ Association of California

PUBLIC NOTICE – Senate Bill (SB) 2 -Affordable Housing and Job’s Act Fee

2018 Fee Schedule which includes information regarding Senate Bill (SB) 2

2018 Senate Bill (SB) 2 Building Homes and Jobs Act Exemption Cover sheet

Effective January 1, 2018, the Ventura County Assessor’s Office will be updating the Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (PCOR)