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Vision Statement 

  To uphold and protect public trust through extraordinary public service, careful stewardship of public funds, transparency and accessibility,
employee empowerment, innovation, collaboration, effectiveness, and leadership in local government.


                                          NOTICE: At 5pm on Friday, June 30, all unpaid 2016/2017 secured property taxes went into tax default status.                                                                         For more information, please visit the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector.


$75 fee to go into effect January 1, 2018

A new State fee will go into effect on Jan. 1.  The new fee will add $75 per title to the first 3 titles of a recording transaction.
The new fee will not be more than $225.  This is on top of the regular recording fees that you must pay.  To learn more about the fee and available exemptions, click here.

If you qualify for an exemption, you may complete and attach Form 238 (click here) to the front of your document. 

Recording Fee Change effective January 1, 2018

In accordance with Government Code 27361 (d)(2) our recording fees on most documents will be reduced by $1.00.  For a schedule of the new fees, click here.

The Gateway County Clerk has moved across the parking lot!

On Monday, August 22, 2016, the County Clerk’s office at 2720 Gateway Drive has relocated across the parking lot. All Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder public service functions are now available at 2724 Gateway Drive. We hope that this move will create an easier, more convenient public service experience for our customers.

If you have any questions, please call 951-955-6200 (Assessor) or 951-486-7000 (Clerk-Recorder).

Real Estate Fraud

The District Attorney has teamed up with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder to help prevent real estate fraud. Property owners will be issued a Courtesy Notice when a deed, deed of trust or similar document has been recorded on any property in Riverside County. In addition, a Foreclosure and Loan Modification Advisory Letter will be issued when a Notice of Default has been recorded in Riverside County. Both will be issued within 30 days of document recordation. For more information please click here.

Senior Citizens and Disabled Citizens Property Tax Postponement

This program is administered by the California State Controller.  It allows seniors aged 62 or older, or blind, or disabled, with an annual household income of $35,500 or less and at least 40% equity in their principal place of residence, to apply to postpone payment of property taxes, under certain conditions.

Applications may be filed with the State Controller's office beginning October 1, 2016.

For the most current information on the Property Tax Postponement program please visit the State Controller’s website. You may also call toll free, 1-800-952-5661 or email

Riverside County Press Release:

Assessor announces rise in property values to outpace property tax-increase

Riverside property owners and residents will benefit from a 5 percent increase in home prices, but that does not mean property owners will necessarily see a commensurate increase in taxes, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Peter Aldana announced on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Please click here to view the full press release.

California Environmental Quality Act Environmental Filing Fees for 2018

The Department of Fish and Game has issued the 2018 California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) filing fees. The new fees are effective January 1, 2018 pursuant to Fish & Game Code 713 which adjusts the filing fees annually based on changes to the Implicit Price Deflator for State and Local Government Purchases of Goods and Services as published by the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information and the table of fees, please click here.

Wedding Ceremonies at Palm Springs City Hall to Conclude January 29

Marriage licenses and wedding ceremonies performed at Palm Spring City Hall will be discontinued effective February 1st, 2016.  The Riverside Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder will continue to issue marriage licenses and perform marriage ceremonies Monday through Friday at all locations.  For a listing of locations, services and hours please click here.

Extended Hours for County Clerk Services

Beginning October 16, 2014 the County Clerk main office in Riverside (Gateway) will remain open until 7:00 pm on Thursdays only. The main office is located at 2724 Gateway Drive, Riverside, 92507.

The only services available will be: 

• Marriage licenses
• Marriage ceremonies
• Registrations
• Certified copies of Official Records (1974 – 2016 only)
• Certified copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
• Fictitious Business Names

All marriage ceremony services must be paid in advance.  Payment is required upon scheduling and is non-refundable.  For more information, please phone (951) 486-7000.  If calling from within Riverside County, please phone (800) 696-9144.  For hours of operation and services provided at other locations please click here.

Submit Applications for Marriage Licenses and Fictitious Business Names Online  

In order to serve you better, the Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder’s Office has improved our computer system.

On Monday, May 11, 2015, our new CLERK system went live. In addition to the current features, our improved CLERK system now offers the ability to submit online applications for Marriage Licenses and Fictitious Business Names.

NOTE: Personal attendance will still be required in order to complete the process.

Online searches of the Clerk Registry Index for Fictitious Business Names, Registered Notaries, Environmental Filings and Registrations are now available.