San Bernardino County 

Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk

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Search and/or Obtain Public Official Record Copies

The most common recorded documents are Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Deeds of Reconveyance, Assignments of a Deed of Trust and Liens. Documents are indexed with a document number, a document date, a document title, and the parties to the transaction (referred to as "grantors" and "grantees"). The Recorder-County Clerk does not have the names of property ownership by address. To search for property ownership in San Bernardino County, please visit or call the Assessor's Office at (909) 387-8307 or toll free (877) 885-7654. To search for property ownership by assessor's parcel number please visit

Search Online On-Line Search Index
(documents recorded after 1965)
Please note this is an index only and you will not be able to view the actual document image (per Government Code Section 6254.21). You will be able to identify documents of interest for further research or to order a copy. Viewing document contents may only be performed by visiting the San Bernardino Recorder's Office main location. Note: The Recorder's Office staff does not perform any searches over the telephone.
Documents recorded prior to 1965
Searches for documents recorded prior to 1965 are performed using the Recorder's index on microfilm (we are in the process of converting electronically back to 1950). You will need to go in person to the Recorder's Records Research section for further assistance. Public Service Counter Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday excluding 2016 Closure Schedule.


Public official record copies may be obtained either by written mail request or in person.
The fee for each photocopy of a document is:
$12.00 - First page (non-certified)
$ 2.00 - Each additional page (per document)
$ 3.00 - Certificate under seal (per page)
$ 4.00 - Service fee for mail, phone, internet & fax requests
By Mail Mail
Complete an application and mail with a check or money order made payable to "San Bernardino County Recorder". Mail requests should be received within one-two weeks of receipt by this office. If you would like to expedite the mail delivery time, please submit the request by one of the express services, such as FedEx, Priority Mail, etc., and include a prepaid envelope for the return of the copy.

Location / mailing address:
San Bernardino County Recorder
Attn: Records Research
222 W. Hospitality Lane, 1st Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0022
In Person In Person
Public Service Counter Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday - Friday excluding 2016 Closure Schedule.