Fresno County Recorder's Office State of California

Fresno County Recorder Office

The Fresno County Recorder accepts, records and preserves for permanent record, certain legal documents affecting land title, and vital statistics. The County Recorder also creates and maintains a daily index of these documents for reference, research, and issuance of certified copies.

ABOUT FRESNO COUNTY All information deemed reliable - source:

Fresno County was formed in 1856 from parts of Mariposa, Merced and Tulare counties. The county is located south of Stockton and north of Bakersfield.

Fresno is Spanish for "ash tree" and was actually named after two particular ash trees that grew near the town of Minkler on the Kings River, one of which is still alive and standing.

Fresno is the County seat for Fresno County.

CITIES within Fresno County:
  • Auberry
  • Big Creek
  • Biola
  • Bowles
  • Calwa
  • Cantua Creek
  • Caruthers
  • Centerville
  • Clovis
  • Coalinga
  • Del Rey
  • Dunlap
  • Easton
  • Firebaugh
  • Fort Washington
  • Fowler
  • Fresno
  • Friant
  • Highway City
  • Huron
  • Kerman
  • Kingsburg
  • Lanare
  • Laton
  • Malaga
  • Mayfair
  • Mendota
  • Mercey Hot Springs
  • Minkler
  • Monmouth
  • Old Fig Garden
  • Orange Cove
  • Parlier
  • Prather
  • Raisin City
  • Reedley
  • Riverdale
  • Rolinda
  • San Joaquin
  • Sanger
  • Selma
  • Shaver Lake
  • Squaw Valley
  • Sunnyside
  • Tarpey Village
  • Three Rocks
  • Tollhouse
  • Tranquillity
  • West Park



Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Clerk

8:30 am - 4:30 pm - Recording

Fresno County Courthouse

By Mail

Fresno County Clerk-Recorder's Office

2281 Tulare Street

Fresno, CA 93721

By Telephone

(559) 600-3471

By E-mail

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Fresno County Address


2281 Tulare Street - Room 302

Fresno, CA 93721


The State of California has complex recording fees. In addition, each county has their own requirements including separate fees designated to certain cities.

Over and above these recording fees are other fees which may be due. These additional fees may or may not include any of the following:

  • Documentary Transfer Tax
  • City Real Property Transfer Tax
  • Survey Monument Fee
  • Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (PCOR) Fee

Because of the complicated fee structure, we recommend that you contact the county clerk ( contact information above ) and they will provide the exact cost of recording your California Quitclaim Deed.