Real Property Recording Fees

***Recording fees will increase to $16 for the first page and $16 each additional title effective 4.17.23***

Fee increase letter

Basic Recording Fees

The basic recording fee for most documents is $16 for the first page and $3 for each additional page. The printed material on the back side of a document is considered an additional page. If any page of a document is not 8.5 inches by 11 inches, then all pages of the document will be subject to an additional fee of $3 per page.

Additional Titles

The fee for documents with two or more titles is $16 per title per page, plus $3 for each additional page.

Document Requirements

All documents submitted for recording shall follow these requirements:

  • Each document shall have at least a half-inch margin on each vertical side.
  • The top 2.5 inches of the first page shall be reserved for recording information.
  • The top left 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches of space is used by the public to show the recording requestor's name as well as the name and address to which the document should be returned. The remaining portion of the space is for the recorder's recording label.

Cover Sheet

In the event the first page or sheet of a document does not contain the required space, a cover sheet must be attached to the front of the document. This page shall contain the requesting party's name and return address information and shall reflect the title or titles of the document. There is an additional recording fee of $3 for this page.


View the additional fees required from the county recorder for certain deeds.


Checks should be made payable to the Colusa County recorder. For more information, please email the recorder or call (530) 458-0500.