Document Recording

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Document Recording

Recording a document is the act of putting a real estate document into the official records at the County Recorder’s Office. Usually, the types of materials that are recorded affect title to real property such as a deed, deeds of trust, leases, mortgage, easement, judgment, lien, foreclosure, or request for notice of default.

The Los Angeles County Clerk's headquarters are in Norwalk, CA within 15 miles of Long Beach. The Document Diva will take your important paperwork and have it recorded. Most documents can be filed the same day, while deeds, deeds of trust, leases, and notice of defaults take three business days.

Requirements for recording:

  1. The property must be located in Los Angeles County.
  2. The document must be authorized or required by law to be recorded.
  3. Signatures must be original unless the document is a certified copy issued by the appropriate custodian of the public record.
  4. Include the name of the party requesting the recording and a name and address where the document can be returned.
  5. The document must be properly acknowledged, unless exempt. California requires an (all-purpose acknowledgement).
  6.  The Assessor's Parcel Number is required on notice of default, notice of trustee's sale, deeds, trust deeds and mortgages.
  7. The notary seal must be legible for a microfilm reproduction.
  8. When recording documents affecting a change in the ownership of real property, include a completed Preliminary Change of Ownership Report. These forms can be obtained from the County Assessor’s Office as well as the County Clerk-Recorder's Office.
  9. Documents must be clearly legible in order to produce a readable photographic record. This pertains to the document text, notary seals, certificates and other attachments, such as legal descriptions.


Contact me for more information or for any additional pricing.

Call or Text The Document Diva at (562) 314-4319 to schedule an appointment.

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