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Amador County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters

Kimberly L. Grady

For more information about Kim please refer to her bio.

 

 The County Recorder is responsible for recording, filing and the preservation of documents and indicies pertaining to land title in the County; as well as those pertaining to liens or encumbrances on land. Once these documents are recorded, the County Recorder creates an index and makes it available for examination by interested parties and issues copies upon request. Most of the duties of the Recorder are prescribed by State law.  The County Recorder also issues certified copies of all birth and death certificates occurring in Amador County and all marriage licenses issued in this County. 

The County Clerk's functions are all non-judicial. Some of these include filing of Fictitious Business Name Statements, issuance of Marriage Licenses, filing of Notary Bonds, Powers of Attorney and Environmental Filings.  

**Due to new Federal restrictions and effective January 4, 2011, the County Clerk is 

no longer a passport acceptance agent.

In Amador County, the County Clerk/Recorder is also appointed by the State of California as the Local Registrar of Births & Deaths.  These duties include registering all birth and death certificates occurring in Amador County and transmitting those original records to the California Department of of Public Health- Office of Vital Statistics. 

*Amador County EDRS Procedures*

To be directed to the Elections page click here.

 Important Notice

Effective January 1, 2018 documents accepted for recording will be charged an additional Seventy-Five Dollars ($75) fee as per Government Code 27388.1


“… a fee of seventy-five dolars ($75) shall be paid at the time of recording of every real estate 
instrument, paper, or notice required or permitted by law to be recorded, except those expressly 
exempted from payment of recording fees, per each single transaction per parcel of real property. 
The fee imposed by this section shall not exceed two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225)…”

Only documents meeting statutory exemptions will be exempt from the collection of this fee. A valid 
declaration of exemption must be placed on the face of each document or on a cover sheet prior to 
presentation for recording.

The following are applicable statutory exemptions:

• Any instrument, paper or notice recorded in connection with a transfer subject to Documentary 
Transfer Tax as defined in Revenue & Taxation Code 11911
• Any instrument, paper or notice recorded in connection with a  transfer  of  real property that 
is a residential dwelling to an owner-occupier

•    Instruments, papers or notices expressly exempted from recording fees.
• Any instrument, paper or notice in connection with the above when the limit of $225 has been 
reached

Failure to include an exemption reason will result in the imposition of the $75 Building Homes and 
Jobs Act Fee. Fees collected are deposited to the State and may not be available for refund.

This fee is being collected pursuant to SB2 (Affordable Housing and Jobs Act Fee) amending 
Government Code Section 27388

Please refer to our Fee Schedule for a complete list of fees

**For 2018 Fees please refer to:

Recorder Fee Schedule 2018

Clerk Fee Schedule 2018

              

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**LEGAL ADVICE**

The County Clerk/Recorder's office is unable to give any legal advice or provide any blank documents. 

For information or forms you may consult an attorney, a title company or refer to www.saclaw.org

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Contact Information
Address: 810 Court Street Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: (209) 223-6468
Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8am to 5pm -Recorder

8am to 3:30pm -Clerk functions