Merced County Easement Deed Form (California)

All Merced County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Easement Deed Form

Merced County Easement Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Merced County compliant document last validated/updated 4/19/2024

Easement Deed Guide

Merced County Easement Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Merced County compliant document last validated/updated 5/17/2024

Completed Example of the Easement Deed Document

Merced County Completed Example of the Easement Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Merced County compliant document last validated/updated 5/17/2024

Easement Deed Description

Merced County Easement Deed Description

A Description of the Easement will be required, apply this guide to write an acceptable description of an easement/right of way, which gives access, to and from - point A to point B.
Included Merced County compliant document last validated/updated 4/17/2024

When using these Easement Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Merced County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Merced County Recorder

2222 M St, main floor, Merced, California 95340-3729

Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm / Recording until 3:30pm

Phone: (209) 385-7627

Local jurisdictions located in Merced County include:

  • Atwater
  • Ballico
  • Cressey
  • Delhi
  • Dos Palos
  • El Nido
  • Gustine
  • Hilmar
  • Le Grand
  • Livingston
  • Los Banos
  • Merced
  • Planada
  • Santa Rita Park
  • Snelling
  • South Dos Palos
  • Stevinson
  • Winton

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Merced County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Merced County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Merced County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Merced County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Easement Deed forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Merced County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Merced County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by California or Merced County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Merced County Easement Deed forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

An easement is a non-possessory interest in another person's property that gives someone the right to use another person's property for a specific purpose. An easement can be acquired in many different ways: by an express grant, by prescription, by necessity, by implication, and by condemnation. Easements can be conveyed by deed, will, or contracts.

A transfer of real property in California will pass all the easements attached to the property and creates in favor thereof an easement to use other real property of the person whose estate is transferred in the same manner and to the same extent as such property was obviously and permanently used by the person whose estate is transferred, for the benefit thereof, at the time when the transfer was agreed upon or completed (CIV 1104).

Section 801 of the Civil Code of the California laws lists a number of land burdens, or servitudes upon land, which may be attached to other land as incidents or appurtenances as easements. A servitude (the land upon which a burden or servitude is laid) can only be created by someone who has a vested interest in the servient estate (CIV 804). Additionally, a conservation easement can be created for the purposes of preserving the natural, scenic, historical, or open-space condition of a specific piece of land (CIV 815.1).
The party granting the easement must sign the easement deed and have his or her signature acknowledged before submitting the document to the county recorder. A California all-purpose acknowledgement is required (CIV 1188). The officer taking acknowledgements must have a certificate endorsed on or attached to the easement.

As interests in real property, easement deeds are subject to the recording laws in California and are entitled to be recorded in the office of the county clerk in the county where the property is located (CIV 1169). Once an easement deed has been recorded, it serves as constructive notice of the contents to subsequent purchasers and mortgagees (CIV 1213). Every conveyance of real property is void as against any subsequent purchaser or mortgagee of the same real property, or part thereof, in good faith and for a valuable consideration, whose conveyance is first duly recorded, and as against any judgment affecting the title, unless the conveyance shall have been duly recorded prior to the record of notice of action (CIV 1214). An unrecorded easement deed is valid as between the parties to it and those who have notice of it (CIV 1217).

(California Easement Deed Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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