California County Recorders

If unpaid on a California construction project, you need to file your California mechanics lien with the California county recorder office in the county where the job was performed. However, it can be tricky to find the information you need about these recorder offices. Recorder & clerk offices in California are very different from county-to-county. The hours, filing fees, and recording requirements can vary significantly. And these requirements -- while seemingly minor -- can make a big impact on your ability successful get your lien document recorded. This is a directory of all California county recorder offices, but more, it is specifically a directory of the offices where it is appropriate to file a California mechanic's lien.  There are so many different governmental recording offices, it's important to get clear direction about which one you need to visit, and what exact rules and requirements you need to follow to get your document recorded successfully.  Find the county office in the list below, and click the link for more specific information, filing requirements, a filing fee calculator, frequently asked questions, and more.
Alameda
Alameda County Recorder
1106 Madison St
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 272-6362, press 5 then 0
Recorder Website & Info
Alpine
Alpine County Recorder
99 Water Street
Markleeville, CA 96120
530-694-2283
Recorder Website & Info
Amador
Amador County Recorder
810 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642
209-223-6468
Recorder Website & Info
Butte
Butte County Clerk-Recorder
155 Nelson Ave
Oroville, CA 95965
530-538-7691
Recorder Website & Info
Calaveras
Calaveras County Clerk / Recorder
891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
209-754-6372
Recorder Website & Info
Colusa
County Clerk Recorder
546 Jay St. Ste. 200 95932
Colusa, CA 95932
(530) 458-0500
Recorder Website & Info
Contra Costa
Contra Costa County Clerk Recorder
555 Escobar Street Recording Section
Martinez, CA 94553
925-335-7900
Recorder Website & Info
Del Norte
Del Norte County Clerk-Recorder
981 H Street, Suite 160
Crescent City, CA 95531
707-464-7216
Recorder Website & Info
El Dorado
El Dorado County Recorder Clerk
360 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667
530-621-5490
Recorder Website & Info
Fresno
Fresno County Recorder
Hall of Records, 2281 Tulare Street, Room 302
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 600-3471
Recorder Website & Info
Glenn
Glenn County Recorder
516 West Sycamore Street, Second Floor
Willows, CA 95988
530-934-6412
Recorder Website & Info
Humboldt
Humboldt County Clerk Recorder
825 5th Street, Fifth Floor
Eureka, CA 95501
707-445-7593
Recorder Website & Info
Imperial
Imperial County Clerk / Recorder
940 W. Main Street, Suite 202
El Centro, CA 92243-2839
(442) 265-1076
Recorder Website & Info
Inyo
Inyo County Recorder
168 N Edwards St
Independence, CA 93526
760-878-0222
Recorder Website & Info
Kern
Kern County Recorder
1530 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-868-6400
Recorder Website & Info
Kings
Kings County Clerk-Recorder
1400 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230
559-582-3211 Ext. 2470
Recorder Website & Info
Lake
Lake County Assessor-Recorder
255 North Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453
707-263-2293
Recorder Website & Info
Lassen
Lassen County Recorder
220 South Lassen Street, Suite 5
Susanville, CA 96130
530-251-8234
Recorder Website & Info
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Recorder
12400 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk, CA 90650
(202) 555-5555
Recorder Website & Info
Madera
Madera County Recorder
200 West 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-675-7724
Recorder Website & Info
Marin
Marin County Recorders Office
3501 Civic Center Drive, Ste 232
San Rafael, CA 94903-9491
(415) 499-6092
Recorder Website & Info
Mariposa
Mariposa County Recorder
4982 10th St.
Mariposa, CA 95338
209-966-2332
Recorder Website & Info
Mendocino
Mendocino County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder
501 Low Gap Rd., Room 1020
Ukiah, CA 95482
707-463-4376
Recorder Website & Info
Merced
Merced County Recorder
2222 M. St., Main Floor
Merced, CA 95340
209-385-7627
Recorder Website & Info
Modoc
Modoc County Auditor-Recorder-Clerk-Elections
204 South Court Street, Basement
Alturas, CA 96101
530-233-6205
Recorder Website & Info
Mono
Mono County Clerk-Recorder
Annex I, 74 School St.
Bridgeport, CA 93517
760-932-5530
Recorder Website & Info
Monterey
Monterey County recorder
1st floor, 168 West Alisal Street
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 755-5041
Recorder Website & Info
Napa
Napa County Recorder
1127 1st Street, Suite A
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 253-4105
Recorder Website & Info
Nevada
Nevada County Recorder
950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 210
Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-1221
Recorder Website & Info
Orange
Orange County Clerk-Recorder
601 N. Ross St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 834-2887
Recorder Website & Info
Placer
Placer County Recorder
2954 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
530-886-5600
Recorder Website & Info
Plumas
Plumas County Recorder
520 Main Street, Room 102
Quincy, CA 95971
530-283-6218
Recorder Website & Info
Riverside
Riverside County Clerk
2724 Gateway Dr
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 486-7000
Recorder Website & Info
Sacramento
Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder
600 8th St
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 874-6334
Recorder Website & Info
San Benito
San Benito County Recorder
440 Fifth Street
Hollister, CA 95023
831-636-4046
Recorder Website & Info
San Bernardino
San Bernardino County Recorder
222 West Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0022
(909) 387-8306
Recorder Website & Info
San Diego
San Diego County Recorder
590 Third Ave, Rm 204
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 238-8158
Recorder Website & Info
San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 190
San Francisco, CA 94102-4698
Phone: (415) 554-5596
Recorder Website & Info
San Joaquin
San Joaquin County Recorder
44 N San Joaquin Street, Suite 260
Stockton, CA 95202
209-468-3939
Recorder Website & Info
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder
1055 Monterey Street D-120
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
805-781-5080
Recorder Website & Info
San Mateo
San Mateo County Recorder
555 County Center; Recording office
Redwood City, CA 94063
650.363.4500
Recorder Website & Info
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder
1100 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-568-2250
Recorder Website & Info
Santa Clara
Clerk Recorder
70 West Hedding Street, East Wing, First Floor
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 299-5688
Recorder Website & Info
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County Recorder
701 Ocean Street Room 230
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-454-2800
Recorder Website & Info
Shasta
Shasta County Assessor Recorder
1450 Court St., Ste 208
Redding, CA 96001-1670
530-225-5671
Recorder Website & Info
Sierra
Sierra County Recorder
100 Courthouse Square, Suite 11
Downieville, CA 95936
530-289-3295
Recorder Website & Info
Siskiyou
Siskiyou County Recorder

Yreka, CA 96097
(530) 842-8065
Recorder Website & Info
Solano
Solano County Recorders Office
675 Texas Street, Suite 2700
Fairfield, CA 94533-6338
(707) 784-6200
Recorder Website & Info
Sonoma
Sonoma County Recorder
585 Fiscal Drive, Room 103
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707-565-2651
Recorder Website & Info
Stanislaus
Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder
1021 I Street, Ste 201
Modesto, CA 95354-0847
209-525-5270
Recorder Website & Info
Sutter
Sutter County Recorder
433 2nd St
Yuba City, CA 95991
530-822-7134
Recorder Website & Info
Tehama
Tehama County Recorder
633 Washington St, Room 11
Red Bluff, CA 96080
530-527-3350
Recorder Website & Info
Trinity
Trinity County Recorder
11 Court St.
Weaverville, CA 96093
530-623-1215
Recorder Website & Info
Tulare
Tulare County Recorder
221 South Mooney Boulevard, Rm 103
Visalia, CA 93291-4593
559-636-5050
Recorder Website & Info
Tuolumne
Tuolumne County Recorder
2 South Green St.
Sonora, CA 95370
209-533-5531
Recorder Website & Info
Ventura
Ventura County Clerk & Recorder
Hall of Admin, Main Plaza 800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009
805-654-2295
Recorder Website & Info
Yolo
Yolo County Recorder
625 Court Street, Room B01
Woodland, CA 95776-1130
530-666-8130
Recorder Website & Info
Yuba
Yuba County Recorder
915 8th St., Suite 107
Marysville, CA 95901
530-749-7850
Recorder Website & Info