Recording Official Documents
Recording Official Documents an Requesting Copies of Official Documents
Assessor Recorder
675 Texas Street Suite 2700
Fairfield, California 94533-6338

(707) 784-6200
Recorder@solanocounty.com

Open to the Public: 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Monday thru Friday
Phone Hours:  9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday thru Friday

Recording Hours: 8:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.

Map to 675 Texas Street

Legal Advice
The Assessor/Recorder Department is prohibited from giving legal advice; nor can staff assist the public in the preparation of legal documents. If you have questions concerning which document form is appropriate for your transaction, or if you are in need of assistance in the preparation of that document, you should consult an attorney or obtain other professional advice.

Recording Priority
The Recorder Division records only those documents permitted by state law. Recording priority is given first to documents received over the counter, secondly to express and overnight mail, and thirdly to documents sent USPS. A document deposited with the Recorder must meet recording requirements and the proper fees must be included to ensure recordation. All applicable fees must be paid at time of recording.

Recording Fees (Govt Code 27360 et seq)
See Fee Schedule for the list of recording fees. Recording fees are established by state law and county ordinance; and are due at time of recording. Make check payable to Solano County Recorder. If you are uncertain of the exact fee amount you may leave the amount blank and state below the amount line, "check not to exceed $xx dollars". Your check will be completed for the exact amount of the fees due.

Pursuant to California State Senate Bill 1342 and per Solano County Board Resolution 2013-233, the DA Fraud Fee for certain existing official record documents is increasing from $3.00 to $10.00.  This $10.00 increase will also apply to cetain new documents.  Please see the list below that identifies the affected documents.  This fee will be collected at the time of recording.

The recording fee for a standard 8 1/2 x 11 inch document for the following titles will be $13.00 + $10.00 DA fee for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page.


Deed of Trust  Assignment of Deed of Trust
Amendment of Deed of Trust  Abstract of Judgment
Affidavit     Assignment of Rents
Assignment of a Lease Construction Trust Deed
Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) Declaration of Homestead
Easement Lease
Lien Lot Line Adjustment
Mechanics Lien Modification for Deed of Trust
Notice of Completion Quitclaim Deed
Subordination Agreement Release
Reconveyance Request for Notice
Notice of Default Substitution of Trustee
Notice of Trustee Sale Trustee's Deed Upon Sale
Notice of Rescission of Declaration of Default
Any Uniform Commercial Code amendment assignment
continuation statement or termination

Fee schedule will be updated January 1, 2014.                                               

Basic Recording Requirements
The standard page size of a document is 8 ½" x 11". A $3.00 fee is charged on all documents other than standard size of 8 ½" x 11" to each page of entire document.

Each document submitted for recordation shall have at least a ½" margin on each vertical side. The top 2.5" of the first page (right side) is reserved for the Recorder?s recording label and the left side is used to show the requestor's name and the name and address to which the document is to be returned following recording.

Requesting Copies of Official Documents

Official record copies may be obtained in person or by a written mail request.  We do not email documents.  Grantor/Grantee information can be researched on our website under "View Online Official Records Index".  The website provides the document number, date of recording, number of pages, document description (title) and grantor/grantee names.   You are not able to view documents online.  To view a document you must come into our office.

In Person - Our Self-Serve Public Research Area is open to the public from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Monday - Friday (excluding holidays).  You are able to view documents back to 1974 on a computer as you research.  You may also view microfilm back to 1848.

By Mail - Send a written request to the address below.  Please include the copy fee and a contact phone number. The following information is helpful as a cross reference to locate your document.  Please include this information in your copy request:

  • Title of the Document
  • Names of the parties on the document
  • Document Number and/or Book and Page
  • Recording Date

Mail Copy Request To:        Solano County Assessor/Recorder
                                                675 Texas Street, Ste. 2700
                                                Fairfield CA 94533

On bottom left-hand corner of envelope, please note:  "Recorder Copy Request".

Copy Fees
are $7.00 for the first page, $1.00 for each additional page and $4.00 for certification of a document.  We accept cash, preprinted checks and money orders  payable to Solano County Recorder.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our office at (707) 784-6290.