County Clerk Recorder 

Notice of Recording Fee Change

Effective January 1, 2020, the recording fee for each government Release of Lien will be $20.00 for the first page, and $3.00 for each additional page.

2020 Clerk Recorder Fee Schedule


The Clerk-Recorder’s Office records or files various authorized documents and maps, collects transfer tax and other fees, and registers all births, deaths, and public marriages occurring within Humboldt County. Once recorded or filed, the documents and certificates are made available for examination within the office for interested parties.  Exact copies are issued, upon payment of proper fees, by mail or in person in the office.     

Clerk functions in the Clerk-Recorder’s Office include, issuing marriage licenses, performing marriage ceremonies, and registering public and confidential marriages. The office also performs services related to the filing of fictitious business name statements, filing of notary bonds, registration of professional agents and similar services.

Legal Advice
The office of the Clerk-Recorder is prohibited from giving legal advice; nor can staff assist the public in the preparation of legal documents.  If you have questions concerning which document form is appropriate for your transaction, or if you are in need of assistance in the preparation of that document, you should consult an attorney or obtain other professional advice.