FBN Copy Order Requests

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 our offices will be closed to the public due to COVID-19

Clerk-Recorder expects to open the Santa Barbara Hall of Records office for in-person services on 5/3/2021.  Santa Maria Branch Office will open on 5/10/2021.  Adjusted hours for both offices will be Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m..  Full services will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with modified operations due to accommodations for Covid-19 safety practices.  Customers are asked to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.  We continue to encourage customers to use online, drop box, mailed or faxed requests to reduce the in -person traffic during COVID-19. Service Update as of 4/15/2021  

A Fictitious Business Name Filing number is required for a copy order. If you do not know the number please use the Fictitious Business Name Search or for $7.00 our staff can do the search for you. Please note: records older than 10 years are not available.

Copies may be requested in person at either of our offices or through the mail. Visit our Contact Us page for information on office locations, hours, and mailing address.

Fees and Return options

Order Type Fee Type Fee
Regular Copy Per Copy $5.00
Certified Copy Per Copy $7.00
Search Fee Per Search $7.00

If you are requesting the document through the mail you must also choose a return method:

Return Method Fee Type Fee
First Class Mail Handling Fee Per Order $2.00
Returned USPS Express Mail Per Order $23.50

We do not accept USPS first class stamped, self-addressed envelopes as a return option.

Payment Methods

We accept the following payment methods:
Check / Money Order: Please make payable to "Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder"
Money Order: Please ensure that all information on the Money Order is completed.
Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover (American Express NOT accepted). For requests and filings sent electronically or by mail  a credit card authorization form is required. We Do Not accept the credit card authorization form by email, please mail or fax.

We also accept cash in person. Please Do Not send cash through the mail.