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While most services are available online or via the mail, Clerk-Recorder services are now also available in-person at the San Luis Obispo office.  The Atascadero office remains closed until further notice.  Please call (805) 781-5080 to make an appointment.  Walk-in service is also available but may be subject to delays. Please review this information before visiting our office.

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Unlawful Detainer Assistant Registration

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

What is the process?

Step 1: Complete Application

Step 2: Obtain Unlawful Detainer Assistant Bond

Registrant must contact an insurance or surety company and obtain an Unlawful Detainer Assistant bond in favor of County of San Luis Obispo, State of California naming the registrant as principal, and covering the term of the registration, in the appropriate amount:

  • $25,000 - Individual registrant or 1-4 Corporation/Partnership registrants

  • $50,000 - 5-9 Corporation/Partnership registrants

  • $100,000 - 10 or more Corporation/Partnership registrants

A $2,000 cash deposit may be submitted in lieu of the bond. 

Step 3: Personally Appear

The registrant shall personally appear in the Clerk-Recorder office in San Luis Obispo during regular business hours except during County-observed holidays with the completed and signed application form, Unlawful Detainer Assistant Bond, valid photo identification, and the appropriate registration, bond recording and identification card fees.

Is there a charge for this service?

Yes. Please refer to the Clerk-Recorder's Fee Schedule.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available anytime throughout the year at the Clerk-Recorder office in San Luis Obispo during regular business hours except during County observed holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Clerk-Recorder San Luis Obispo Office

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

1055 Monterey Street Suite D120 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5080

Fax: (805) 781-1111

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check if someone is a valid Unlawful Detainer Assistant in the County of San Luis Obispo?

Contact our office by phone or in person during normal office hours and we can verify the Unlawful Detainer Assistant registration.