Calif. Government Code §§27201, 27288.1
Amended by A.B. 1974
Effective date: January 1, 2017
Rerecorded documents are to be notarized and recorded as new documents, unless:
- the rerecorded document is exempted from notarization under current law, e.g., a fictitious mortgage or deed of trust;
- the rerecorded document is used solely to correct a recording sequence; or
- the rerecorded document is used to make a minor correction to a recorded document.
A minor correction to a recorded document includes:
- an incorrect or missing address of the person who will receive the recorded document;
- clarification of illegible text;
- an incorrect or missing name near the signature; and
- an incorrect or missing documentary transfer tax amount due.
A corrective affidavit is recorded to make a minor correction to a recorded document. The corrective affidavit will:
- include a cover sheet stating the reason for rerecording;
- be attached to the original recorded document;
- set out the corrected information;
- be certified by the submitting person under penalty of perjury;
- be notarized, when applicable.