Laws, Regulations & Annotations

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 27281

27281. Grantee's certificate or resolution consenting to conveyance to governmental agency, etc. Deeds or grants conveying any interest in or easement upon real estate to a political corporation or governmental agency for public purposes shall not be accepted for recordation without the consent of the grantee evidenced by its certificate or resolution of acceptance attached to or printed on the deed or grant. If a certificate of acceptance is used, it shall be in substantially the following form:

This is to certify that the interest in real property conveyed by the deed or grant dated ______ from _______ to _______, a political corporation and/or governmental agency is hereby accepted by order of the


(legislative body)

on _________ (date) , (or by the undersigned officer or agent on behalf of the


(legislative body)

pursuant to authority conferred by resolution of the


(legislative body)

adopted on __________ (date),) and the grantee consents to recordation thereof by its duly authorized officer.

Dated _______________

By _________________

A political corporation or governmental agency, by a general resolution, may authorize one or more officers or agents to accept and consent to such deeds or grants. In cases where the county tax collector files purchaser's deeds with respect to a sale for defaulted taxes, the information contained in those documents shall be deemed to constitute compliance with this section.

The requirements of this section shall not apply to a deed of trust or other security or regulatory document recorded by or on behalf of a state agency pursuant to a program or activity of the agency authorized by statute or regulation.

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