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Recorder Division
 Mission Statement

The Plumas County Clerk-Recorder;

  • Promotes public confidence by providing the very highest level of courteous efficient service.
  • Achieves open communication through teamwork and the spirit of goodwill.
  • Provides ethical performance while maintaining and preserving the public’s records in a secure and easily accessible environment.
  • Ensures integrity in the administration of fair and impartial elections.
Division Functions

Duties and responsibilities of the County Clerk - Recorder Department's Recorder Division include:
  • Issuing marriage licenses and performing short ceremonies
  • Maintaining registries for process servers and legal document assistants
  • Processing Fictitious Business Name statements filings as well as environmental documents including notices of determination, environmental impact reports, etc.
  • Processing notary public filings
  • Recording all land title documents, liens, mining claims, and veteran's discharges
  • Registering vital statistics including births, deaths, and marriages
  • Providing certified copies of vital statistics and documents

NOTICE - SB2 - The Affordable Housing and Jobs Act -
$75 tax on certain recordable documents beginning January 1, 2018

Read the Customer Notice and view the Exemption Cover Sheet.   2018 Fee Schedule

Read the Government Code Section 27388.1 and how it affects your documents.

Learn who to contact with your concerns: Contact Information

How was this law passed? Contact: Governor Brown

NOTICE TO MINERS - 2018 Annual Assessment Work - Proof of Labor
If you received a form from the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for local mining claims this year, please download the correct form below. The BLM forms do not meet the California requirements for recording documents. Please use the correct form to avoid your paperwork being returned unrecorded and avoid missing the deadline to get your document recorded. You may download the recordable form here:

Affidavit of Assessment - Proof of Labor Form

Please note, the correct form is 2 pages and will save you additional recording fees. Also, this form has no requirement to be notarized, you just have to submit the original document for recording. If you have questions, you may contact our office at 530-283-6218.

Instructions - BLM Information California Mining Claims

REMEMBER, your taxes must be paid in full at the time your document is submitted for recording. Please provide a separate check for your taxes made payable to the Plumas County Treasurer-Tax Collector.

Fees and Facts

              2018 Fee Schedule 
              Documentary Transfer Tax Table
              Calculate the amount of Doc Tax for your
               Documentary Transfer Tax Exemptions
               If claiming exemption, code section must be
               stated on face of document being recorded or
               documentary transfer tax must be paid.

BLM Mining Information                            

Local Mining Claim Forms 


 Clerk Forms and Vital Records 

Helpful Links                                                          

Environmental Document Posting
Published Document and CEQA Posting
Assessor's Form - Transfer of Property
PCOR - Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


General Information: 

Document Recording:
Plumas County Clerk-Recorder
520 Main Street Room 102, Courthouse
Quincy    CA     95971
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.     Document Recording time ends at 4:00 p.m. daily.


Sue Clift                         Email Sue
Deputy Clerk-Recorder

Julie Hagwood                      Email Julie
Lead Deputy Clerk-Recorder

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