We do NOT provide the following services:
Clerk-Recorder FormsForms are distributed in Adobe PDF format (for viewing and printing).
The application is not fully processed by web due to the requirements for original signatures and notarization.
- Certified AUTHORIZED vital copy request: you must appear in person at one of our office or print the application and take it to a Notary Public to complete sections 6 and 7 and return to Clerk-Recorder by mail or fax (email is not accepted).
- Certified INFORMATIONAL vital copy request: you must appear in person at one of our office or print and sign in Box 3 on the application and return to Clerk-Recorder by mail or fax (email is not accepted).
If you have questions or do not have your application printed and need a copy, please email Clk-RecHelpDesk@co.santa-barbara.ca.us with your requestor name, approximate date of application and Self Service ID (if available).
Fictitious Business Name
Real Estate/Official Records
Notary Change as of 1/1/2015
Sample Acknowledgment Wording
PCOR - Prelim Change of Ownership Report (BOE-502A)
Documents Subject to DA Fraud Fee
Monument Survey Preservation Fund fee schedule
Monument Survey Preservation Fund fee guidelines
List of documents requiring a PCOR
Documentary Transfer Tax Affidavit
Exemptions to Documentary Transfer Tax
Official Record copy order form
DD214 military discharge copy order form
Change in Ownership - Legal Advice Notice
Basic Guidelines for Recording Document
Illegible Notary Seal Declaration
Certification Page (form for illegible text>
Building Homes and Jobs Act Fee (SB2) Cover Page
Credit Card Authorization