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California - Contra Costa County Notice of Pending Action Forms

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Notice of Pending Action
State
California
Area
Contra Costa County
Price
$27.97
Delivery
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Included Forms

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


Contra Costa County Notice of Pending Action Form Page 1

Notice of Pending Action Form - Contra Costa County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 7/8/2022

Contra Costa County Notice of Pending Action Guide Page 1

Notice of Pending Action Guide - Contra Costa County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 6/9/2022

Contra Costa County Completed Example of the Notice of Pending Action Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Notice of Pending Action Document - Contra Costa County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 11/30/2021

Contra Costa County Proof of Service Form Page 1

Proof of Service Form - Contra Costa County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 12/20/2021

Contra Costa County Proof of Service Guide Page 1

Proof of Service Guide - Contra Costa County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 9/2/2022

Contra Costa County Completed Example of the Proof of Service Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Proof of Service Document - Contra Costa County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 9/9/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

The Following California and Contra Costa County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Transfer Tax Exemptions List (Contra Costa County Document)


Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (Contra Costa County Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment (Contra Costa County Document)


Building Homes and Jobs Act (Contra Costa County Document)


Parent to Child Exclusion Form (Contra Costa County Document)


Jurat (Contra Costa County Document)


Building Homes and Job Act - Fee Grid (Contra Costa County Document)


Grandparent to Grandchild Exclusion Form (Contra Costa County Document)


Declaration of Exemption Form (Contra Costa County Document)


Change in Ownership Statement - Death of Real Property Owner (Contra Costa County Document)


Affidavit of Cotenant Residency (Contra Costa County Document)


Transfer Tax Exemptions List (California Document)


Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (California Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment (California Document)


Building Homes and Jobs Act (California Document)


Jurat (California Document)


Declaration of Exemption Form (California Document)


Parent to Child Exclusion Form (California Document)


Grandparent to Grandchild Exclusion Form (California Document)


Affidavit of Cotenant Residency (California Document)


Change in Ownership Statement - Death of Real Property Owner (California Document)


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long does it take to get my forms?
    • Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.
  • What are supplemental forms?
    • Often when a deed is recorded additional documents are required by California or Contra Costa 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.
  • How do I get my forms, are they emailed?
    • After you submit payment you will see a page listing the Contra Costa County forms you ordered with a download link to the pdf form file. You download the forms to your computer. You will also receive an email with a link to your download page in case you need it later.
  • What type of files are the forms?
    • All of our Contra Costa County Notice of Pending Action 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.
  • Can the Notice of Pending Action 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 Contra Costa County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Contra Costa County.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Contra Costa County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Contra Costa County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.
  • 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.
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    • 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.
  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
    • No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas covered by these Notice of Pending Action Forms:

  • Contra Costa County

Including:

  • Alamo
  • Antioch
  • Bethel Island
  • Brentwood
  • Byron
  • Canyon
  • Clayton
  • Concord
  • Crockett
  • Danville
  • Diablo
  • Discovery Bay
  • El Cerrito
  • El Sobrante
  • Hercules
  • Knightsen
  • Lafayette
  • Martinez
  • Moraga
  • Oakley
  • Orinda
  • Pinole
  • Pittsburg
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Port Costa
  • Richmond
  • Rodeo
  • San Pablo
  • San Ramon
  • Walnut Creek

What is the California Notice of Pending Action?

A Notice of Pending Action, formerly known as a lis pendens, is a document that is recorded to give constructive record notice of a pending lawsuit. The lawsuit must involve a claim which affects (a) title to, or right to possession of, real property; or (b) the use of an easement. [Code Civ. Proc. 405.4] When recorded, the notice lets subsequent buyers, transferees and encumbrancers know that an action is pending which affects the real property.

An attorney of record in an action may sign a notice of pendency of action. Alternatively, a judge of the court in which an action that includes a real property claim is pending may, on request of a party, approve a notice of pendency of action. A notice of pendency of action may only be recorded if: (1) it has been signed by the attorney of record; (2) it is signed by a party acting in propria persona ("for one's self," acting on one's own behalf) and approved by a judge; or (3) the action is one in eminent domain and subject to Code Civ. Proc. 405.6. [Code Civ. Proc. 405.21]

A party to an action who asserts a real property claim may record a notice of pendency in the action in which that real property claim is alleged. The notice must be recorded in the office of the recorder of each county in which all or part of the real property is situated. The notice must contain the names of all parties to the action and a description of the property affected by the action. [Code Civ. Proc. 405.20]

Except in eminent domain actions subject to Code Civ. Proc. 405.6, a real property claimant must, prior to recording the notice, mail a copy of it, by registered or certified mail with return receipt requested, to all known addresses of the parties to whom the real property claim is adverse, and to all owners of record of the real property affected by the claim. Immediately after recording, file a copy of the notice with the court in which the action is pending. [Code Civ. Proc. 405.22]

Any failure to meet the statutory obligations, including the Proof of Service requirement, will render the notice of pendency of action void and invalid as to any adverse party or owner of record. [Code Civ. Proc. 405.23]

Lawsuits can be complicated, and even small errors can affect the outcome of a case. Please contact an attorney with questions about using the Notice of Pending Action, or for any other issues related to real property in California.

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Contra Costa County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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