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Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017

Additional Government Code Provisions

Provisions Relating to Recording of Documents

Chapter 6. Recorder

Article 3. Documents to Be Recorded*

Section 27279.1

27279.1. Digitized images; San Bernardino and Orange Counties.[Repealed by Stats. 1998, Ch. 463 (AB 1906), in effect January 1, 1999.]

27279.1. Digitized images; San Bernardino and Orange Counties.(a) The recorders of San Bernardino County and Orange County may accept, in lieu of a written paper document, a digitized image of a recordable instrument if both of the following conditions are met:

(1) The requester and addressee for delivery of the recorded image meets the criteria set forth in either Section 27279.2 or 27279.3.

(2) The county recorder determines that accepting electronically recorded documents from the requester is in the best interest of the county and the public. Factors the county recorder shall consider include, but are not limited to, both of the following:

(A) Whether or not the volume and quality of digitized instruments submitted by the requester will be sufficient to warrant electronic recordation.

(B) Whether, in order to protect the county and the public, the requester has effective security precautions addressing potential fraud and forging of documents in the electronic recordation process.

(b) The Legislature finds and declares that, because of the unique circumstances applicable to the counties referenced in subdivision (a), as regards the present ability of these counties to process digitized images for electronic recordation, a statute of general applicability cannot be enacted within the meaning of subdivision (b) of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution.

History.—Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 463 (AB 1906), in effect January 1, 1999.

* Article 3 was added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 424, in effect September 19, 1947.