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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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Recorded Documents Search

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available anytime throughout the year, online or in-person 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 can I find out what my property lines are?

Your legal description defines the boundaries of your property. The Clerk-Recorder office will have any maps referenced in your legal description to assist you or a licensed surveyor identify your property lines.

How do I find out the history of my property?

The Clerk-Recorder office will have all the information regarding the title to your property. This includes the ownership history and legal description of the property. If you are looking for information regarding permits (added a room or major remodel) that information would be available through the Planning and Building Department.

How far back do your records go?

The Clerk-Recorder has records back to 1850. The index of records from 1923 to the present is available on this site. Images of records from August 8, 2001 to the present may be purchased and downloaded from this site. Older documents may be viewed or purchased at either of our office locations.

Where do I get a copy of Divorce?

Divorces are not recorded documents, they are documents filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court. They can be reached at (805) 781-5706.