The Recorder-County Clerk, upon payment of proper fees and taxes, will accept any document which is authorized or required by California law to be recorded, if the document contains the required information and if it is photographically reproducible.
State law requires the transferee/buyer of real property to file a completed Preliminary Change of Ownership Report concurrently with the recordation of any document effecting a change in ownership of real property. If the form is not filed, the recorder will charge an additional fee of $20.
Each document presented for recording must include or comply with the following general requirements.
For more details on any code section please see, California Legislative Codes Information.
Real Estate Fraud
Real estate fraud is any illegal activity affecting a home, condominium, or parcel of land.
It can include:
If real estate fraud within San Bernardino County is suspected, please visit the District Attorney's website at Real Estate Fraud.
The form used for a California Notary Acknowledgment shall be in the format as shown.
An acceptable/recordable notary acknowledgment must:
Verification vs. Notary Acknowledgment
Caption vs. Signature vs. Acknowledgment
Documentary Transfer Tax (DTT) Statement
Recording UCC-1 Forms