Property Owner's Alert


Welcome to Property Owner's Alert!

PROPERTY OWNER'S ALERT is a FREE REAL ESTATE FRAUD NOTICE SERVICE from the County of Fresno Assessor-Recorder.

Crucial in protecting you against real estate fraud!

The service sends an email notification to subscribed property owners anytime a document is recorded with our office.

We have partnered with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office – Real Estate Fraud Unit to fight real estate fraud. How Do I? - County of Fresno

PROPERTY OWNER'S ALERT is a free service provided by your Assessor-Recorder intend to notify the public when a document with their name and parcel number has been recorded in Fresno County.

PROPERTY OWNER'S ALERT is a great step forward to protecting Fresno County property owners like you from title fraud and unwarranted liens.

Click here to sign up.

What do I need to sign up:

  • Your Email Address
  • Your Name
  • Assessor Parcel Number (APN).

How does it work:

PROPERTY OWNER'S ALERT is available to alert subscribers when a document is recorded in the Fresno County Recorder’s Office Self-Service.

If subscribed to PROPERTY OWNER'S ALERT, you will received automate email alerts when a document is recorded containing the indexed name and/or Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) registered. This would include liens recorded and placed on your personal business, and trust names that you register.

There is no charge for this service, and you may unsubscribe at any time.

What does the email alert contain:

The automate email will provide you with a document number, recording date, document type, the name (s) grantor/grantee and link to view the documents index information. You may also search the document number on Self-Service.

Staff will not be able to provide information regarding the contents of the document. To view the document for free, please visit the office 1250 Van Ness Ave or you may purchase a download of the document on the Self-Service for your reference.

Important Note:

This service only applies to documents recorded AFTER your subscriber registration has been activated. 

Not all APNs and names are entered in the Official Records Index.

Subscriptions monitoring common surnames and/or first names may receive additional notifications that may not apply to the subscriber.

If you suspect you are a victim of fraud, contact the Fresno County District Attorney.


The County of Fresno Assessor–Recorder does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information contained in this service. The County of Fresno Assessor–Recorder reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to make improvements or correct any error or omissions in any portion of the service. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of the information is the responsibility of the user. The County of Fresno Assessor–Recorder shall not be liable for errors or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained herein.


Property Owner's Alert FAQs

What is Property Owner's Alert?

Property Owner's Alert is a free service offered by the Recorder's office that alerts citizens via email when a document is recorded in their name. 


Is there a fee to subscribe to Property Owner's Alert?

The Recorder’s Office provides Property Owner's Alert free as a courtesy to Fresno County residents.

My last name is very common. Will I receive notification alerts that could possibly belong to someone else?

It is very possible to receive an alert that may pertain to another individual with the same name as you. Please view the document to determine whether it affects your property.

What documents will I be notified about through Property Owner's Alert and how do I obtain a copy?

Property Owner's Alert will notified you newly recorded documents only, i.e., documents recorded after you have signed up. To search documents already recorded under your name, visit our Self-Service Website, or come to our office to purchase an Official Record copy.

What information is provided in an Property Owner's Alert email?

Property Owner's Alert will contain the name or parcel number identified in the subscription and a link directing you to the recorded document. By clicking on the link, you can see what type of document was recorded, and download a copy, as needed. The Recorder's office is prohibited from interpreting any document or providing legal assistance. We recommend seeking legal counsel for any questions regarding the contents of the document.


What should I do if I think I have been subject to fraud?

We recommend contacting local law enforcement and seeking assistance from legal counsel. If you suspect you are a victim of fraud, please contact Fresno County District Attorney's Office – Real Estate Fraud Unit (559) 600-3141.


I own multiple homes and/or properties in several different counties. Will one subscription entry in one county cover me for all counties?

No. You must subscribe to each county individually. Note: This service may not be available in every county. 


Does this service prevent someone from recording a document on my property?

No. Registered subscribers will receive an email notification of recorded documents, based on the enrolled name(s) or parcel number(s), typically within 48 hours of recording. Our office must record all documents that meet the requirements outlined in the California Revised Statutes.


How many names and property identification number can I add?

There is no limit on name and property you can add.