Calif. Government Code ยงยง27201, 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.

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