Our office will be closed Wednesday, June 19, for the Juneteenth holiday.

On Monday, April 29, the Office of the Assessor-Recorder will transition to a new main office phone number, 628-652-8100. For the 12 months following this transition, constituents who call the Office’s prior phone number will automatically be transferred to our new line. As part of this transition, the Office is instituting key upgrades to improve the experience that San Franciscans have when calling us. To learn more, click here.

How to Obtain a Copy of a Recorded Document

Once your search is completed and you have located the document you need, you can obtain a copy online, in person, by drop box, or by mail:

Online

Official records from 1990 to present are available online for instant download. Add the document to the “shopping cart” order for payment and select “Download” to obtain the document instantly via PDF download.

Cost for Instant Purchase & Download: $1.76 per each Recorded Document purchased.

You may also purchase Recorded Documents online and request to receive paper copies via mail.

Cost for Online Mail Orders: $9.44 for the first page of a Recorded Document, with each following page $0.38.

Acceptable payments are electronic check (eCheck), credit card (American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa), and debit card (NYCE, Pulse, STAR, Diner’s Club). Please note, that applicable service fees apply when using a Credit/Debit Card.

Certified copies are not available for instant download, online.

In Person

All recorded documents are available to view and purchase on computer kiosks in our lobby in City Hall, Room 190.

Cost: $9.44 for the first page of a Recorded Document, with each following page $0.38. There is no fee to view Recorded Documents on our computer kiosks.

For a certified copy there is an additional fee of $1.00 per document.

Acceptable payments are cash, electronic check (eCheck), credit card (American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa), and debit card (NYCE, Pulse, STAR, Diner’s Club). Please note, that applicable service fees apply when using a Credit/Debit Card.

If you choose not to search for records on our computer kiosk, you can also receive fast and friendly service at our Front Counter.

By Drop Box

Download, complete, and put your request form in our drop box located outside City Hall at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (the box is in the window at the Grove Street entrance). The drop box is checked daily at 8 AM, and requests are taken directly back to Assessor-Recorder staff to process Monday through Friday. Please ensure that your request form and payment are securely packaged.

Cost: $9.44 for the first page of a Recorded Document, with each following page $0.38.

Acceptable payments are pre-printed name and address (no Out-of-State P.O. Boxes), CA drawn bank check or money order/Cashier’s Check payable to the “San Francisco Assessor-Recorder”.

By Mail

Download, complete, and mail your request form to our main office. Requests by mail will only be accepted if a specific document number is provided.

Search https://recorder.sfgov.org for recorded documents for years 1990 to present. Any documents recorded prior to 1990 must be searched for in person at City Hall, Room 190.

Complete and send the Recorded Document Request Form By Mail along with payment.

Cost for Mail Orders: $9.44 for the first page of a Recorded Document, with each following page $0.38.

Acceptable payments are pre-printed name and address, CA drawn bank check or money order/Cashier’s Check payable to the “San Francisco Assessor-Recorder”.

If you are unsure of the number of pages within the document, you may write on your check, below the amount line, “NTE” for “Not To Exceed” and indicate a dollar amount. Recorder staff will write in the exact amount in the dollar amount line and complete the second line on your check to indicate the exact amount to be charged to your bank account.