This amendment revises previous regulation of recording real estate contracts.

Government Code §27388

Amended by S.B. No. 1342

Effective date: January 1, 2013

The maximum fee that may be charged by a county recorder’s office to record a real estate instrument is raised from $3.00 to $10.00.

The following items are recordable real estate instruments subject to this maximum fee (italics indicate new additions to the list):

  • deed of trust;
  • assignment of deed of trust;
  • amended deed of trust;
  • abstract of judgment;
  • affidavit;
  • assignment of rents;
  • assignment of a lease;
  • construction trust deed;
  • covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs);
  • declaration of homestead;
  • easement;
  • lease;
  • lien;
  • lot line adjustment;
  • mechanics lien;
  • modification for deed of trust;
  • notice of completion;
  • quitclaim deed;
  • subordination agreement;
  • release;
  • reconveyance;
  • request for notice;
  • notice of default;
  • substitution of trustee;
  • notice of trustee sale;
  • trustee’s deed upon sale;
  • notice of rescission of declaration of default; and
  • any Uniform Commercial Code amendment, assignment, continuation, statement, or termination.