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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Santa Clara County Recorder's Office is shut down. We are eagerly waiting to hear any proposed solutions.

Mar 17, 2020 12:18 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I know we have electronic recordings for some offices.  As far as I know, the recorder's office is still open.  All my escrows have closed, so I don't have any need to worry about it.  Life will go on and title will figure out how to make it happen.

Mar 16, 2020 09:26 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Our regional Treasurer's and Assessor's offices closed effective today.

Mar 16, 2020 08:22 PM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

We have online land records with the County Clerk. This allows me to pull any deed that has been recorded. They are public record and published online.

Mar 16, 2020 07:38 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

In San Diego, The good news is that the county recorder’s office will remain open and transactions will continue to close. They have even said that they can remain open and closing transactions 100% virtual if needed.  Online can apparantly get'er done. They will create solutions before they make changes. #smallbusinessstrong

Mar 16, 2020 07:09 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

It has already happened here in Cook County of Chicago. Only 'emergencies' & I don't think registering a deed would be that.

Mar 17, 2020 06:40 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Here in NH we are facing that but we do have electronic recording. The office is open, just not to the public. Only behind the scenes

Mar 17, 2020 05:37 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

More a matter of "when" than "if".

Mar 17, 2020 03:27 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Great question & I'll know more after tomorrow's meeting....

Mar 17, 2020 05:39 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

We will adapt to change. Life will go on with a bit of inconvenience.

Mar 17, 2020 05:23 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Ours has not closed yet but we have been assured they can work via on-line and through couriers if necessary Caroline Gerardo 

Mar 17, 2020 05:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Majority of our attorneys now e-record... and I suspect that people will work remotely. But that being said, there will be those counties and closing attorneys who are not set to e-record and that's a problem.

Mar 17, 2020 04:51 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The title company to the rescue.....!

Mar 16, 2020 07:06 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Santa Clara County "Shelter in Place" Order effective 12:01 am today. 

The Recorder's office is closed. 

We are looking at 3 weeks at this time.

Mar 17, 2020 08:33 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

In MA two County Registry of Deeds are closed. They are allowing e-Recordings

Mar 17, 2020 08:32 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

my broker had an attorney develop a special stip agreeing to extend for up to 120 days for critical offices to be open for title search and recording.

Mar 17, 2020 08:19 AM
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

In my particular niche (mobile homes in parks), they are considered personal property and not real estate so personally I'm not afected. However I got an email yesterday saying that office is now closed but you can still do an e-closing.

Mar 17, 2020 07:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Alternate methods may arrive for all sorts of things.  Proper preparation is key.  

Mar 16, 2020 07:20 PM
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

We are concerned about that here in our county (Thurston County, WA). The county recorders office may close or might end up understaffed to handle all the closings.  We are urging escrow companies to e-record but that isn't a perfect system, either.  We are prepping our clients that a delayed closing could happen because we couldn't get it recorded.

Mar 16, 2020 06:45 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Everything can be done online.

Mar 16, 2020 06:43 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Some title companies can record electronically and don't need to visit courthouse.

Mar 17, 2020 02:09 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

A good question for your title agency attorney.

Mar 17, 2020 10:46 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Your question got me wondering regarding our area's county offices and services, Caroline Gerardo ... I'm inquiring as a result.  

Mar 17, 2020 08:42 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe


It is totally shut down. Only cops work. Two dead and 138 infected in our county. 

Mar 16, 2020 09:46 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great question and one which I have posed to our attorneys yesterday and today. I still haven't gotten an answer. 

Mar 17, 2020 04:44 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

3/17 now at 10:00 AM Orange County came up with this plan which is similar to Riverside and San Bernardino. this is fluid and may change

Civil Wedding Ceremonies

Civil weddings are performed in special ceremony rooms at the Old County Courthouse and at the department’s branch offices in Anaheim and Laguna Hills.

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COVID-19 Notice

Civil Wedding Ceremonies

Old County Courthouse


North County Branch Office

South County Branch Office

County Community Service Center

Recording Fee Increase

Due to concerns over the Coronavirus and based on recommendations from state and local health officials,
effective Tuesday, March 17, the following will be implemented:

  • All of the department’s offices (Anaheim, Laguna Hills, County Service Center, Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana, Westminster and Archives) will be closed.
  • All Marriage Services (licenses and ceremonies) will be suspended until further notice.
  • All over-the-counter Document Recording Services are suspended until further notice. All recordings may be submitted electronically or via mail.
  • Attorney service document recording drop-offs and pick-ups are suspended until further notice.
  • All professional registrations (process server, photocopier, legal document assistant and unlawful detainer assistant registrations) are suspended until further notice.

The services listed below can be easily requested online or by mail. No over-the-counter service will be available until further notice.

1. Vital Records: Birth, Death and Marriage
2. Fictitious Business Name Statements
3. Official Record Copies
4. Notary Public Registrations
5. Authentications
6. Environmental Impact Reports

If you have any questions, you can reach us at (714) 834-2500. 

Mar 17, 2020 10:16 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Good question! In CT, recordings happen in town/city halls and ours is already closed.

Mar 17, 2020 10:07 AM
Rae Hoffman
Roots & Wings Realty Group / eXp Realty - Katy, TX
Real estate agent serving the Katy area

I would think that would be under neccessary services, though likely with skeleton or work from home staff. It probably depends on how electronic your county was before all this panic, and whether or not they already had the systems in place to be able to work remotely. 

Mar 18, 2020 04:30 AM