Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
 

Additional Government Code Provisions

Provisions Relating to Recording of Documents

Chapter 6. Recorder

Article 3. Documents to Be Recorded*

Section 27297.6

Effective until January 1, 2015

27297.6. Los Angeles County notification of recordation; Assessor's Identification Number. (a)(1) Following adoption of an authorizing resolution by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles County Recorder, or a designee or designees authorized by the board of supervisors, may notify one or more of the following by mail:

(A) The party or parties executing a deed, quitclaim deed, or deed of trust, within 30 days of recordation.

(B) The party or parties subject to a notice of default or notice of sale, including the occupants of that property, within 5 days, but in any event no more than 20 days, of recordation.

(2) The recorder may require, as a condition of recording, that a deed, quitclaim deed, deed of trust, notice of default, or notice of sale indicate the assessor's identification number or numbers that fully contain all, or a portion of, the real property described in the legal description. If the description contains more than one assessor's parcel, all assessor's parcels shall be indicated. The form of the entry shall be substantially as follows:

Assessor's Identification Number __-__-__.

(b) This section shall not apply to the recordation of any document where the federal government, or state, county, city, or any subdivision of the state acquires title.

(c) The failure of the county recorder to provide the notice as permitted by this section shall not result in any liability against the recorder or the county. In the event that the notice is returned to the recorder by the postal service as undeliverable, the recorder is not required to retain the returned notice.

(d) Where the county recorder contracts with any party or parties for the performance of the processing or the mailing of the notice, or both, as authorized by this section, the contract shall be awarded by competitive bid. The county recorder shall solicit written bids for the contract in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, and all bids received shall be publicly opened and the contract awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. If the county recorder or his or her designee deems the acceptance of the lowest responsible bid is not in the best interest of the county, all bids may be rejected.

(e) If the board of supervisors adopts an authorizing resolution, pursuant to subdivision (a), that includes notification of the parties described in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), the County of Los Angeles shall, on or before January 1, 2014, submit a report to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and the Assembly Committee on Local Government that shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:

(1) A copy of each type of notice mailed pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a).

(2) The number of filed notices of default and notices of sale for which a fee was collected pursuant to Section 27387.1

(3) The amount of fees collected, pursuant to Section 27387.1, for the filing of notices of default and notices of sale.

(4) The amount of fees spent to provide housing information, counseling, and assistance, described in Section 27387.1.

(f) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2015, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2015, deletes or extends that date.

History.—Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 141 (SB 62), in effect January 1, 2012.

Operative January 1, 2015

27297.6. Los Angeles County notification of recordation; Assessor's Identification Number. (a) Following adoption of an authorizing resolution by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles County Recorder may, within 30 days of recordation of a deed, quitclaim deed, or deed of trust, notify by mail the party or parties executing the document. The recorder may require, as a condition of recording, that a deed, quitclaim deed, or deed of trust indicate the assessor's identification number or numbers that fully contain all, or a portion of, the real property described in the legal description. If the description contains more than one assessor's parcel, all assessor's parcels shall be indicated. The form of the entry shall be substantially as follows: Assessor's Identification Number __-__-__.

(b) This section shall not apply to the recordation of any document where the federal government, or state, county, city, or any subdivision of the state acquires title.

(c) The failure of the county recorder to provide the notice as permitted by this section shall not result in any liability against the recorder or the county. In the event that the notice is returned to the recorder by the postal service as undeliverable, the recorder is not required to retain the returned notice.

(d) Where the county recorder contracts with any party or parties for the performance of the processing or the mailing of the notice, or both, as authorized by this section, the contract shall be awarded by competitive bid. The county recorder shall solicit written bids for the contract in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, and all bids received shall be publicly opened and the contract awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. If the county recorder or his or her designee deems the acceptance of the lowest responsible bid is not in the best interest of the county, all bids may be rejected.

(e) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2015.

History.—Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 141 (SB 62), in effect January 1, 2012.

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