Before acceptance for recording, in addition to the address required on each document for delivery by the recorder, all of the following shall apply:

(a) Every deed or instrument executed to convey fee title to real property shall have noted on the first page or sheet thereof the name and address to which future tax statements may be mailed.

Terms Used In California Government Code 27321.5

  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Instrument: as used in this chapter , means a written paper signed by a person or persons transferring the title to, or giving a lien on real property, or giving a right to a debt or duty. See California Government Code 27279
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Notice: includes all papers and orders required to be served in any proceedings before any court, board, or officer, or when required by law to be served independently of such proceeding. See California Government Code 26660
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which the term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 19404
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.

(b) Every deed of trust or mortgage with power of sale upon real property, shall specify the address of the trustor or mortgagor, or if more than one, the address of any one of them, and shall contain a request by the trustor or mortgagor that a copy of any notice of default and a copy of any notice of sale thereunder shall be mailed to one trustor or mortgagor designated for the purpose of receiving such notice at the address so specified.

(c) The failure to note, pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b), or any error in noting, any such name or address or request shall not affect the validity of the deed, instrument, deed of trust or mortgage or the notice otherwise imparted by recording. This section does not apply to the State Lands Commission.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 269, Sec. 14. (SB 184) Effective January 1, 2016.)