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
The Los Angeles County Clerk's headquarters are in Norwalk,
CA within 15 miles of Long Beach. The Document Diva will take and record your
important paperwork. 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:
- The property must be located in
Los Angeles County.)
- The document must be authorized
or required by law to be recorded.
- Signatures must be original
unless the document is a certified copy issued by the appropriate
custodian of the public record.
- Include the name of the party
requesting the recording and a name and address where the document can be
- The document must be properly
acknowledged, unless exempt. California requires an (all-purpose
- The Assessor's Parcel
Number is required on notice of default, notice of trustee's sale, deeds,
trust deeds and mortgages.
- The notary seal must be legible
for a microfilm reproduction.
- 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
- 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.
Please contact The Document Diva for all of your document recording needs - (562) 314-4319