Veterans are encouraged to have their military discharge papers (DD214) recorded in the County Recorder’s Office. The Recorder will copy and index the DD214 and give the original back to the veteran. If the original is ever lost, destroyed, or damaged, the veteran can always get a certified copy from the Recorder’s office. Each veteran is personally responsible for the recording of his/her own discharge. Based on his/her discharge records, the veteran’s eligibility for education, disability, loans & other benefits may be acquired by furnishing a certified copy of his/her discharge.
These records are filed as a courtesy to our veterans and there is no charge to file a DD214. The veteran is entitled to free certified copies.