View Real Estate Records
The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will close all of its offices to the public effective Monday, March 16 as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The information in this section will assist you on how to do a Real Estate record search by mail or in person. Real estate records for Los Angeles County are maintained in alphabetical indexes by name and year the document was recorded. We cannot accept telephone requests for index searches.
Real Estate Records Search In Person
If you wish to check the records in person, the office is located at:
12400 Imperial Highway
Norwalk, CA 90650
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, except holidays
The Norwalk Facility is open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Only real property searches and copies are available. No other document recording services are available during the extended hours.
What Records are Available to View?
Records dated 1957 to 1850 are available for reviewing in our lower level office (room LL001) Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Real Estate Records Search by Mail
If you require a copy of a document recorded with the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Office, please send a written request with the following information:
Title of the document, names listed on the document, a daytime phone number where you can be reached and include a check made payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
The fee for a certified copy of a document is $6 for the first page and $3 for each additional page per document. If you are unsure of the number of pages, submit a blank check indicating on the front side "NOT TO EXCEED $20".
Payment for mail requests can be made by check or money order payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Do not send cash. Out of state checks are accepted. Most requests are processed in 5 working-days from the date the request is received by this office. The processing time does not include the delivery time to and from the office, weekends or holidays.
Note: The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk only sells complete documents, not individual pages of a document.