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The San Mateo County Clerk-Recorder's Office is pleased to offer the Grantor/Grantee index for online searches of property documents recorded since 1985. The documents are public records and are available in the County Clerk-Recorder's office during normal business hours.

Documents may be viewed free of charge or copied at a cost at our County Clerk-Recorder's Office located at 555 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063-1665. Tel. number: (650) 363-4500. We hope these services help you in your search.

Sincerely,
Mark Church
Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Chief Elections Officer, County of San Mateo

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The San Mateo Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder's Office presents the information on this Web site as a service to the public. We have tried to ensure that the information in this electronic document is accurate. The Recorder's Office makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user. The Recorder's Office shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained herein.

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  • To view a record, click on the document number.
  • To search enter the full document number starting with the 4 digit year. To search documents older than 1982, you may leave the first part of the document number blank.
  • Insert a Start Date and an End Date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • Insert a Start Date and an End Date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • Insert a Start and an End Date to conduct a search.
  • To search enter the 9 digit parcel number without dashes.
  • Insert a start date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • To search for all records under a specific name:
    1. Click on any document number containing the name of the desired person.
    2. Once the document page opens, click on the desired name from the left-hand menu.
    3. All documents tied to that person will then be listed by Document Type and Recording Date from 1985 to present.
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Document Numbers
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  • To view a record, click on the document number.
  • To search enter the full document number starting with the 4 digit year. To search documents older than 1982, you may leave the first part of the document number blank.
  • Insert a Start Date and an End Date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • Insert a Start Date and an End Date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • Insert a Start and an End Date to conduct a search.
  • To search enter the 9 digit parcel number without dashes.
  • Insert a start date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • To search for all records under a specific name:
    1. Click on any document number containing the name of the desired person.
    2. Once the document page opens, click on the desired name from the left-hand menu.
    3. All documents tied to that person will then be listed by Document Type and Recording Date from 1985 to present.
  • Search results will contain records matching your criteria. If your search results are high, change your search criteria and try again
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  • To search enter the full document number starting with the 4 digit year. To search documents older than 1982, you may leave the first part of the document number blank.
  • Insert a Start Date and an End Date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • Insert a Start Date and an End Date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • Insert a Start and an End Date to conduct a search.
  • To search enter the 9 digit parcel number without dashes.
  • Insert a start date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • To search for all records under a specific name:
    1. Click on any document number containing the name of the desired person.
    2. Once the document page opens, click on the desired name from the left-hand menu.
    3. All documents tied to that person will then be listed by Document Type and Recording Date from 1985 to present.
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  • To view a record, click on the document number.
  • To search enter the full document number starting with the 4 digit year. To search documents older than 1982, you may leave the first part of the document number blank.
  • Insert a Start Date and an End Date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • Insert a Start Date and an End Date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • Insert a Start and an End Date to conduct a search.
  • To search enter the 9 digit parcel number without dashes.
  • Insert a start date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • To search for all records under a specific name:
    1. Click on any document number containing the name of the desired person.
    2. Once the document page opens, click on the desired name from the left-hand menu.
    3. All documents tied to that person will then be listed by Document Type and Recording Date from 1985 to present.
  • Search results will contain records matching your criteria. If your search results are high, change your search criteria and try again
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Document Types
ABANDONMENT OF HOMESTEAD
ABANDONMNT CEMETRY
ABANDONMNT RGHT ACCEPT IRREV OFFR DEDIC
ABSTRACT OF JUDGEMENT (WITH PROOF OF SER
ABSTRACT OF JUDGEMENT (WITHOUT PROOF OF
ACKNOWLDGMNT SATISIFACTION JDGMT
AFDVT REAL PRPO OF SMALL VALUE
AFFIDAVIT LACK KNOW TERM REV PWR ATTY
AFFIDAVIT OF DEATH
AFFIDAVIT OF ESTATE >100,000
AFFIDAVIT OF IDENTITY
AFFIDAVIT OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE
AGGREEMENT FOR SUBORDTN OF LIEN
AGREEMENT
AGREEMENT FOR SALE
AGREEMENT TO REDUCE AIRCRAFT NOISE
AMEND TO ABSTRACT OF JUDGEMENT
AMEND TO NTC OF SPECL TAX LIEN
AMENDED BYLAWS
AMENDMENT
AMENDMENT OF DEED OF TRUST
APPLIC FOR & RENEWAL OF JDGMT
APPTMNT OF EXECTR BY COURT ORD
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION
ASSESSMENT DISTRICT MAP
ASSIGNMENT
ASSIGNMENT OF DEED OF TRUST
ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE
ASSUMPTION AGREEMENT
AWARD OF ARBITRATION
BILL OF SALE-TIMBER, WINES
BOND FOR LOST DEED OF TRUST
BOND FOR PROCESS SERVER
BOND LOST DEED OF TRUST
BUILDING CONTRACT
CANC OF RELEASE OF FED TX LIEN
CANCEL OF NTC OF PWR TO SELL
CANCEL OF REQ FOR NTC OF DEFLT
CANCELLATION OF LAND CONTRACT
CANCELLATION OF NOTARY BOND
CANCELLATION OF RESCSSN OF NTC
CEMETERY MAP
CERT OF COMPLETION LAFCO
CERT OF DELINQ OF PERS PROP TX
CERT OF DELINQUENCY WATER CHGS
CERT OF LIEN UNINSURED EMPLOYR
CERT OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
CERT OF NON-ATTACH FED TX LIEN
CERT OF OCCUPANCY-MOBILE HOME
CERT OF REDEMPTION WATER DISTR
CERT OF RELEASE OF FED TX LIEN
CERT OF UNPAID CHARGES IRRGTN DIST
CERT REL INHERITANCE TAX LIEN
CERTIFICATE OF BANK MERGER
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETN-LAFCO
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
CERTIFICATE OF CONVERSION
CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION-MAP
CERTIFICATE OF DEDICATION
CERTIFICATE OF MERGER - CORP - LLC
CERTIFICATE OF REDEMPTION
CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION
CERTIFICATE OF SALE
CERTIFICATE OF TAX
CERTIFICATION OF TRUSTEE
CONDOMINIUM PLAN
CONSENT TO REMOVE PERSL PROP
CONSERVATION EASEMENT
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT
COURT ORDER
DEC CHANGING JNT TEN TO COMM PROP
DEC OF SERVANCE OF JNT TENANCY
DECLAR FOR LOST DEED OF TRUST
DECLARATION
DECLARATION COVN, COND & RESTR
DECLARATION FOR JUSTIFICATION OF BAIL
DECLARATION OF HOMESTEAD
DECLARATION OF TRUST
DECLR OF DEDICATION-CEMETERY
DECREE OF DISTRIBUTION
DECREE TERM LIFE ESTATE
DEDICATION OFFER OF STREET, ETC
DEED
DEED IN LIEU OF FORECLOSURE
DEED OF TRUST
DELETED - REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL
DELINQUENT TAX NOTICE
DISCLAIMER
DISCLAIMER OF INTEREST
DIVORCE DECREE
EASEMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL FEE
FICTITIOUS DEED OF TRUST
FINANCING STATEMENT - CERTIFICATE OF SEARCHES
FINANCING STATEMENT -- U.C.C.1
FINANCING STATEMENT AMENDMENT
FINANCING STATEMENT AMENDMENT -- NON STANDARD
FINANCING STATEMENT ASSIGNMENT
FINANCING STATEMENT ASSIGNMENT -- NON STANDARD
FINANCING STATEMENT CONTINUATION
FINANCING STATEMENT CONTINUATION -- NON STANDARD
FINANCING STATEMENT RELEASE
FINANCING STATEMENT RELEASE - NON STANDARD
FINANCING STATEMENT TERMINATION
FINANCING STATEMENT TERMINATION -- NON STANDARD
FINANCING STATEMENT-NON STANDARD
FORECLOSURE COMMISSIONER DESIGNATION
GOVERNMENT BIRTH CERTIFICATE
GRANT OF LIEN
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES CERTIFICATE AND IDE
HISTORIC PROPERTY CONTRACT
HISTORICAL RESOURCES DESIGNATION
IRREVOCABLE OFFER OF DEDICATION
JOINT VENTURE STATEMENT
JUDGEMENT
JUDGEMENT OF SUPPORT OR ABSTRACT OF JS
LAND CONTRACT
LEASE
LEGAL DOCUMENT ASSIST BOND
LEGAL FILING
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
LETTERS OF CONSERVATORSHIP
LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY
LIC FOR DIVERSION & USE-WATER
LIEN
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES - ARTICLES O
LLC ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION
LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT
MECHANIC'S LIEN
MEMORANDUM OF LEASE
MEMORANDUM OF TRUST
MODIFICATION OF TRUST
MODIFICATION TO DEED OF TRUST
MORTGAGE
NON-DISTURBANCE AGREEMENT CAMP
NOTARY BOND
NOTCE OF ABATEMENT LIEN
NOTICE
NOTICE - OLD CODE
NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT-DISTRICT
NOTICE OF ATTACHMENT
NOTICE OF BULK SALE
NOTICE OF CANCELLATION - VETERANS CONTRA
NOTICE OF CESSATION
NOTICE OF CLAIM OF PVT EASEMNT
NOTICE OF COMPLETION
NOTICE OF CONSENT TO USE LAND
NOTICE OF CONSERVATION EASEMENT
NOTICE OF COUNTY LIEN
NOTICE OF DEFAULT
NOTICE OF FEDERAL TAX LIEN
NOTICE OF INTENT TO PRSRV EASE
NOTICE OF LEVY
NOTICE OF LIEN - SEISMIC BLDG HAZARD
NOTICE OF LIEN FOR POSTPONED PROPERTY TA
NOTICE OF LIEN LIFE CARE PROVR
NOTICE OF MERGER
NOTICE OF NON-RESPONSIBLITY
NOTICE OF NONACCEPT OF RECORDED DEED
NOTICE OF NONRENEWAL
NOTICE OF RESCISSION
NOTICE OF RESCISSION OF TRUSTEE'S DEED
NOTICE OF SPECIAL TAX LIEN
NOTICE OF STATE TAX LIEN
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE
NOTICE OF VIOLATION
NOTICE OF ZONING VIOLATION
NTC ABATEMNT SEISMIC BLDG HZRD
NTC GOVT RESTRC TO OWNER
NTC INTENT PRESERVE EASEMENT
NTC INTERST BY DEC SPOUSE OR BY WILL
NTC OF ASSMT HOMEOWNER'S ASSOC
NTC OF BUILDING VIOLATION
NTC OF CANCEL OF SPEC TAX LIEN
NTC OF COMPLIANCE-SUBSTND BLDG
NTC OF EXTN OF MECHANIC'S LIEN
NTC OF INTD TRSFR OF A/B LICNS
NTC OF INTENDED SALE & LEASEBK
NTC OF INTENT TO PRESRV MNRL RT
NTC OF LIEN WATER POLLTN CLEAN
NTC OF MOBILEHOME INSTALL FNDATION
NTC OF NONCOMPLIANCE-SUB BLDG
NTC OF PENDING ACTION - LIS PENDENS
NTC OF PWR TO SELL TX DEFLT PR
NTC OF RESCN OF FORECLOSR DEED
NTC OF SALE OF ALCHL/BEVG CORP
NTC OF WITHDRAWAL OF NON RENEWL
NTC TO INTENT TO PRESERVE INTR
NTC WITHDRAWAL OF LIS PENDENS
OFFICIAL BOND
OFFICIAL MAP (PARCEL MAP)
OPTION TO PURCHASE
ORDER APPNT RECVR SEISMIC HAZARD
ORDER EXONERATING PROPERTY BND
ORDER OF CONDEMNATION
ORDER REVOKING WATER LICENSE
PARTIAL RECONVEYANCE
PARTIAL RELEASE OF LIEN
PARTNERSHIP CERT OF LIMITED
PAYMENT OF CONTRACTUAL ASSESSMENT REQUIRED
PERFORMANCE BOND
PERMIT
POWER OF ATTORNEY-RECORDED
PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT
PROCESS SERVER & PHOTO COPIER BOND
PROCESS SERVER BOND
PROP SETTLE AGREE
QUITCLAIM DEEDS
RECONVEYANCE
RECORD OF SURVEY
REDEVEL PLN AMEND
RELEASE
RELEASE FROM JUDGEMENT LIEN
RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN
RELEASE OF ASSIGNMENT OF RENTS
RELEASE OF LESSEE'S INTEREST
RELEASE OF LIEN
RELEASE OF LIEN BY STATE/COUNTY
RELEASE OF LIEN FOR POSTPONED PROPERTY T
RELEASE OF LIEN NONRESIDENT
RELEASE OF MECH LIEN BY COURT
RELEASE OF MECHANIC'S LIEN
RELEASE OF MORTGAGE
RELEASE OF OBLIGATION UNDER DEED OF TRUS
RELINQUISHMENT OF EASEMENT
RELSE OF EQUITY & NTC OF CONV
REMOVAL OF INVALID LIEN
REPORT OF FOREIGN BIRTH
REPORT OF FOREIGN DEATH
REQ FOR COPY OF NTC OF DEFAULT
REQ FOR NOTICE OF DELINQUENCY
REQUEST FOR NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S DEED
RESC OF NTC OF PWR TO SELL
RESCISSION
RESCISSION OF DECLR OF RESTR
RESCISSION OF DEED
RESCSS OF DEED OF RECONVEYANCE
RESIGNATION OF TRUSTEE
RESOLUTIONS
RESTRICTIVE COVENANT MODIFICATION
REVOC CERT OF REL FED TAX LIEN
REVOCATION OF DEED
REVOCATION OF DEED
REVOCATION OF POWER OF ATTORNEY
REVOCATION OF TRANSFER OF DEATH DEED
RIGHT OF REDEMPTION RELEASE
SEARCH & COPY SERVICES
SEISMIC HAZARD ZONE MAP
STATE HIGHWAY MAP
STMENT OF GENERAL PARTNERSHIP
SUBDIV MAP
SUBDIVISION MAP
SUBORD AGREE PROP TAX POST
SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT
SUBORDINATION DEED OF TRUST
SUBORDINATION OF JUDGEMENT LIEN
SUBST OF PAYEE FAM SUPP
SUBSTITUTION OF TRUSTEE
SURETY BOND
SURETY BOND - RELEASE OF LIEN
TAX DEED TO PURCH OF TX DEFLTD
Temp Pre-1985
TERMINATION OF C C &R
TRANSFER OF DEATH DEED
TRUSTEE'S DEED
TWENTY DAY PRELIMINARY NOTICE
UCC MULTI TITLE
UCC RECORDING - LEGAL SIZE OR LESS
UCC RECORDING - LETTER SIZE
UNKNOWN
UNLAWFUL DETAIN ASSIST BOND
UNUSED DOCUMENT NUMBER
UNUSED MAP NUMBER
VOLUNTARY PETITN IN BANKRUPTCY
WAIVER
WATER RIGHTS PROCEEDING
WILLIAMSON ACT LAND CONTRACT
WITHDRAWAL OF FILED NOTICE OF FEDERAL TAX LIEN
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  • To view a record, click on the document number.
  • To search enter the full document number starting with the 4 digit year. To search documents older than 1982, you may leave the first part of the document number blank.
  • Insert a Start Date and an End Date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • Insert a Start Date and an End Date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • Insert a Start and an End Date to conduct a search.
  • To search enter the 9 digit parcel number without dashes.
  • Insert a start date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • To search for all records under a specific name:
    1. Click on any document number containing the name of the desired person.
    2. Once the document page opens, click on the desired name from the left-hand menu.
    3. All documents tied to that person will then be listed by Document Type and Recording Date from 1985 to present.
  • Search results will contain records matching your criteria. If your search results are high, change your search criteria and try again
  • If you would like to purchase a record, select an item and click "Add to Shopping Cart".

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CEMETERY MAP
CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION-MAP
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RECORD OF SURVEY
SEISMIC HAZARD ZONE MAP
STATE HIGHWAY MAP
SUBDIV MAP
SUBDIVISION MAP
UNUSED MAP NUMBER
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  • To search enter the full document number starting with the 4 digit year. To search documents older than 1982, you may leave the first part of the document number blank.
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  • To search enter the 9 digit parcel number without dashes.
  • Insert a start date and select a document type to conduct a search.
  • To search for all records under a specific name:
    1. Click on any document number containing the name of the desired person.
    2. Once the document page opens, click on the desired name from the left-hand menu.
    3. All documents tied to that person will then be listed by Document Type and Recording Date from 1985 to present.
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    3. All documents tied to that person will then be listed by Document Type and Recording Date from 1985 to present.
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2. This search is for Notice of Default, Trustees Deed, Notice of Bulk Sale, and Notice of Trustee.
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    1. Click on any document number containing the name of the desired person.
    2. Once the document page opens, click on the desired name from the left-hand menu.
    3. All documents tied to that person will then be listed by Document Type and Recording Date from 1985 to present.
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If you have any questions, you can call (650) 363-4500 during regular office hours or visit our website at https://www.smcacre.org/.
Our street and mailing address is:
San Mateo County Clerk-Recorder
555 County Center, Redwood City
CA 94063-1665



If you have any questions, you can call (650) 363-4500 during regular office hours or visit our website at https://www.smcacre.org/.
Our street and mailing address is:
San Mateo County Clerk-Recorder
555 County Center, Redwood City
CA 94063-1665
  • What is the difference between a Grant Deed and Deed of Trust?
    Grant Deeds are used to transfer title of real property. This is done at the time of purchase and can be later recorded to add or remove individual’s names after purchase. This is known as the “title” document.
    Deeds of Trusts are loan documents given at the time of purchase resulting in an obligation to pay the loan or foreclosure may result. The Deed of Trust is also recorded when refinancing.

  • What if I never received my original recording?
    Original documents are not generally accepted for any legal purpose. They cannot be used to prove identity. You will need a certified copy of the recorded document for any legal purposes.

  • I just paid off my Mortgage/Deed of Trust, will I receive my new deed?
    No, a new deed will not be issued or recorded.

  • I just received a document titled Substitution of Trustee and Reconveyance, what does it mean?
    If you recently paid off a mortgage, refinanced or sold your home, these documents reflect your mortgage/deed of trust has been satisfied.

  • Why is the County Recorder filing a lien against me?
    The Clerk-Recorder Department does not create liens. Various taxing agencies prepare and record liens and releases with our department which is why our name appears on your credit report. You will need to view or obtain a copy of the lien to locate the agency placing the lien against you. You may then speak to the agency about the lien. It is important that you review our records for a recorded release of lien as credit reporting agencies sometimes fail to include them on your credit report. If you locate a release you may provide a certified copy to the credit bureau to have it reported as released.

  • There is a lien filed under my name and it is not my property or information, how do I correct this mistake?
    The Clerk-Recorder Department records are indexed by name. There can be multiple people with the same name in the county. Most liens have the last 4 digits of a social security number. You will need to prove to the party questioning the lien that it does not belong to you with a copy of the lien and proof that the last 4 digits of your social security number are not the same.

  • Is my Last Will and Testament recorded with the County Recorder?
    The Last Will and Testament is not a recordable document. It may be filed with the Probate Court. Trust documents may be recorded if real property is involved. You will need to review our records under the name of the trustee of the trust to verify whether the trust has been recorded.

  • Why does my property tax bill not include individuals that I have listed on the deed to the house, is this incorrect?
    The Assessor is responsible for preparing property tax bills. Their records name all parties on the deed but issue the tax bill using only the first name on the deed. The owners of the property are all grantees named on the latest recorded deed. If you have additional question regarding your property tax bill, please contact the San Mateo County Assessor.

  • To complete this order, click Regular or Certified for each document number to specify the type of copy desired.
  • To remove a record from this order, select the item and click “Remove Selected” at the top of the box.
  • Once all selections have been made, click “Recalculate” to view the total amount due.
  • Click “Check Out” to finish.