Friday, July 24, 2009

New fees effective Aug. 1 for Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk records/services


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 


 July 24, 2009                                                           CONTACT:    Marcia Ventura (562) 462-2726 or                                                                                                      Eileen Shea      (562) 462-2648





Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean Logan announced that on June 23, 2009, the Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance changing fees related to Real Property Data provided in electronic formats, established a Marriage Ceremony Witness fee, revised the Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriage (DCOCM) fee, and established a DCOCM expedited/special appointment fee.  The new and revised fees, as listed below, will take effect August 1, 2009.




Effective August, 1, 2009



Real Property Data on Compact Disc (CD) (Increase)


Real Property Data on Digital Video Disc (DVD) (Increase)


Real Property Data on E-mail Attachment (Decrease)


Real Property Data on File Transfer Protocol (FTP) (Increase)


Marriage Ceremony Witness (New)


Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages for a Day (Increase)


Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages for a Day Expedited Appointment (New)


Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages for a Day Special Appointment (New)



Cost studies performed by the RR/CC and used to determine the appropriate fees, consisted of research, interviews and work observations of technical and support staff performing duties related to these services.  The studies included all applicable costs such as salaries and employee benefits, supplies, equipment and overhead. 


The RR/CC requested approval by the Board of Supervisors for the proposed new/revised fees, which were also reviewed and approved by the Department of Auditor-Controller.  The RR/CC estimates the fiscal impact of the new/revised fees to be $177,000 in additional Departmental revenue for the period August 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.


Additional information can be obtained by calling Kathy Treggs, Manager, RR/CC Public Records Division at (562) 462-2081 or Portia Sanders, Assistant Manager, RR/CC Public Records Division at (562) 462-2983.

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