County of Alameda
Office of Melissa Wilk, Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder

Real Property Sales and Transfers
Deeds & Leases - Fees
A Deed is a written document by which the ownership of land is transferred from one person/entity to another. A lease is a contractual possessory interest in real property for a specific term. Whenever the terms of a property lease is 35 years or more, documentary transfer tax may be due.

In addition to the basic recording fee of $89.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each page thereafter, there are other fees which may be due on deeds and leases. Collection of fees include:
  • Documentary Transfer Tax
  • City Real Property Transfer Tax
  • Survey Monument Fee
  • Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (PCOR) Fee