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Identification to be Required for Transfer of Ownership Documents

Date: 8月 8, 2017

Attention All Document Recording Customers

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office is focused on consumer protection and fraud prevention.

Therefore, according to Administrative policy, effective Monday, August 14, 2017, for all transfer of ownership documents, our office will require identification be presented by a principal party of the document that is presented over the counter for same day service, as determined by management.

Notaries, couriers, title company representatives, lenders, agents and others are not considered principal parties of the document and will be required to utilize our drop off method for recording within 1-3 business days.

The mission of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is to serve Los Angeles County by providing essential records management and election services in a fair, accessible and transparent manner. For more information, visit

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