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 27297.7

27297.7. Riverside County notification of recordation; Assessor's Identification Number. (a) Following adoption of an authorizing resolution by the board of supervisors, the 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.

History.—Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 117 (SB 1287) in effect January 1, 2009. Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 44 (AB 2618), in effect January 1, 2011.

Note.—Section 2 of Stats. 2008, Ch. 117 (SB 1287), the Legislature finds and declares that due to the unique circumstances concerning recording of documents in the County of Riverside, a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution.

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