Estate Records | Military Discharge | UCC
Notice: Recorder Fee Change
Notice to Home Owners: Mail Solicitation Alert
Homeowners Bill of Rights [
Estate Records Section
P.O. Box 1130
Norwalk, CA 90651-1130
This office does not provide online access to our real estate records or indexes via the internet. Section 6254.21 of the Government Code prohibits the posting of home addresses on the internet of any elected or appointed official without his/her written permission. Since we cannot identify such individuals and their home addresses, which may be a part of the record, the Los Angeles County Counsel's Office recommended that we do not make these records available via the internet.
ESTATE RECORDS, UCC FINANCING STATEMENT AND FICTITIOUS
BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT COPIES
Real estate records, UCC financing statements, and Fictitious
Business Name Statements for Los Angeles County are available.
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 Fictitious Business Name Statement is $2. 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. We cannot sell individual pages of a
Send request and fee to:
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Real Estate Records P.O. Box 1130 Norwalk,
Credit Card Request:
You can also request a copy of a recorded document via
the web or FAX if you have one of the following credit cards:
MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover Card.
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk does not have the ability
to accept credit cards for online orders; however, for your
convenience, you can process online requests through an independent
company that we have partnered with to provide you this service;
VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through its
An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service,
and all major credit cards are accepted, including American
Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.
You may click on the link below to order via the web.
Credit card orders will be returned by regular mail unless
Express Mail delivery is requested which costs an additional
fee of $19.00. A $1.75 handling fee will be charged on all
credit card orders in addition to the copy fee.
To order by FAX, please provide the additional information
in your faxed request.
- The name on the credit card, the card number and expiration
- The address where you would like the record mailed,
whether you would like it sent by regular mail or Express
- A daytime phone number including area code, should it
be necessary to contact you.
The FAX number is (562) 864-1250 .
In Person Request:
The following information 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. 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.
Payment for in-person request can be made by cash, check
or money order or one of the following debit/credit cards:
MasterCard, American Express, Discover. If paying by check,
valid identification (i.e., Driver's License) of the signer
is required and must be presented at time of request. Out
of state checks are accepted.
To search the records by mail, you may send a written
- Title of the document
- Names listed on the document; and
- Year the document was recorded
If you cannot supply the exact year the document was recorded,
you must provide the years you want searched. The search
fee is $.50 per name, per year searched, $1 minimum. Make
your check or money order payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County
Clerk. The search fee is non-refundable. A "No Record
Statement" will be issued if no record is found.
Send request and fee to:
Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Real Estate Records
P.O. Box 1130
Norwalk, California 90651-1130
Military Discharges (DD214)
In accordance with California Law, only the following individuals
that are allowed to obtain a certified copy of a Military
Discharge (DD214), after showing photo identification are:
- Veteran named on the discharge
- Family member of the veteran
- Legal representative of the veteran
- Government Agency that provides Veteran's benefits
A request for Military Discharge (DD214) can be ordered
by mail at 12400 Imperial Highway , Norwalk , CA 90650 ,
Room 2207 or fax (562) 864-1250 . The request must be accompanied
by a notarized certificate of identity sworn under the penalty
of perjury that the requestor is an authorized person as
noted above and a photocopy of the requestor's photo identification.
Information needed to search Military Discharge (DD214)
FOR MILITARY DISCHARGE (DD214)