Recorder Division

For Plumas County Superior Court information call: 530-283-6232 or 530-283-6305

The County Clerk is not the Court Clerk.

Restrictive Covenant Modification Instructions and Forms

Online Order Payment Options

 The County Clerk-Recorder’s Office accepts credit cards for online orders at 530-283-6218. You may also process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service - VitalChek Network Inc. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service and all major credit cards are accepted including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® and Visa®.

There is a $75 state recording tax on documents. Read the Customer Notice (PDF) and view the SB2 Affordable Housing and Jobs Act Exemption Cover Sheet (PDF).

2023 Service Fee  and Recording Fee Schedule

NOTICE TO GOLD MINERS - 2023 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 provided. 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 (PDF). 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 (PDF) - BLM Information California Mining Claims

Remember, your county 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.

2023 Mining Claim Facts

Mining Claim Fees - Bureau of Land Management

NOTICE - SB2 - The Affordable Housing and Jobs Act - $75 tax applies to recordable documents, including Mining Claims.

Documents presented for recording without proper fees will be returned unrecorded.

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

Learn who to contact with your concerns: Contact Information (PDF)

How was this law passed? Contact: Governor Newsome (PDF)

Helpful Links

Environmental Document Posting - Public Comment Information

Published Document and CEQA Posting

Assessor's Form - Transfer of Property

PCOR - Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (PDF)

Marriage Licenses

License Application Form (PDF) Complete the Application Form and bring it in to our office AFTER CALLING TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.  PLEASE CALL 530-283-6128 TO RESERVE A TIME FOR YOUR LICENSE ISSUANCE. You must have current Photo ID, be at least 18, and if any previous marriage ended in the past year further documentation will be needed. 

General Information:

Email Clerk-Recorder

Document Recording:
Plumas County Clerk-Recorder
520 Main Street Room 102, Courthouse
Quincy CA 95971
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Document Recording 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (Closed Wednesday 11 a.m. to Noon) 

Marriage Licenses and Ceremonies: Call for an Appointment First.
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additional Information: 

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