Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder Seal with open book in front of water, hills and sun

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

Real Property Sales and Transfers
Research For Liens Filed Against Me

Records prior to 1969 are on microfilm. Searches of these records must be done in person.

Records from 1969 to present are computerized and can be searched online or in person.
  • Online

  • In Person
    You can search the records in person at our office. Our records are available to the public during office hours.
    Directions and Office Hours

    If you cannot come into the office, you may send a representative or contact a title company for assistance. Check the yellow pages for listings.


  • You will need to search your name (last name, first name) and all forms of your name and / or business names. Locate all documents recorded where you and / or the business name have been named as grantor / name or grantee / associated name.
  • You may examine each document to determine if it is a lien as well as which documents are releases of liens.

Alameda County Clerk-Recorder
1106 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94607