SAN DIEGO–Effective January 1, 2018, pursuant to Senate Bill 2 (SB2 –Atkins) certain documents for recording at the County Recorder office will be charged an additional $75 fee that can go as high as $225 per transaction above the current recording fees. San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Ernest J. Dronenburg is reminding his constituents that as they put their financial house in order at the end of the year, they should consider recording now to save themselves anywhere from $75 to $225. “The Senate Bill 2 fee increase will raise recording costs upwards of 300% for a significant amount of documents recorded for transactions, such as, foreclosures, paying off a home mortgage, refinancing a mortgage for a more affordable payment, and when a small business owner records a lien,” Dronenburg said. Dronenburg continued, “I try to alert my constituents to possible savings whenever I can and want to make sure they know about the increase while there is still time to record now and save.” Dronenburg concluded, “My staff will be here working overtime to ensure top customer service in reviewing and recording documents that meet all requirements in a timely manner.” The County Recording staff are available in any of the five County Offices located in downtown San Diego, Kearny Mesa, Chula Vista, El Cajon, and San Marcos. Offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Recorder offices will be closed December 25 for the legal holiday. For more information, call (619) 236-3771, or email email@example.com.