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California - Kern County Short Form Deed of Trust Form

All Kern County specific forms listed below are included in your immediate download:


Kern County Short Form Deed of Trust Page 1

Short Form Deed of Trust - Kern County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 9/3/2018


Kern County Short Form Deed of Trust Guide Page 1

Short Form Deed of Trust Guide - Kern County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 9/10/2018


Kern County Completed Example of the Short Form Deed of Trust Page 1

Completed Example of the Short Form Deed of Trust - Kern County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 8/30/2018


Kern County Cover Page for the Fictitious Deed of Trust Page 1

Cover Page for the Fictitious Deed of Trust - Kern County

This fill-in-the-blanks cover page is required for recording the Fictitious Deed of Trust. It includes guidelines on how to complete the form.
Included document last updated 9/7/2018


Kern County Fictitious Deed of Trust Form  Page 1

Fictitious Deed of Trust Form - Kern County

This intentionally blank form is recorded, with a corresponding cover sheet, for reference use only. The recording information (book/page) is entered into the Short Form Deed of Trust and all parties receive a copy of the Fictitious Deed for their records.
Included document last updated 9/6/2018


Kern County Promissory Note Secured by a Short Form Deed of Trust Page 1

Promissory Note Secured by a Short Form Deed of Trust - Kern County

A promissory note is required when recording the California Short Form Deed of Trust. This fill in the blank form is Complete and for use in California Only.
Included document last updated 9/13/2018


Kern County Promissory Note Guide Page 1

Promissory Note Guide - Kern County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 9/7/2018


Kern County Completed Example of the California Promissory Note Page 1

Completed Example of the California Promissory Note - Kern County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 9/4/2018


*California and Kern County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.

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  • How long does it take to get my forms?
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  • What are supplemental forms?
    • Often when a deed is recorded additional documents are required by the state or local jurisdiction. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.
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  • Can the 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 a given county that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in that county.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Kern County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Kern 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.
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Areas covered by these Short Form Deed of Trust Forms:

  • Kern County

Including:

  • Arvin
  • Bakersfield
  • Bodfish
  • Boron
  • Buttonwillow
  • Caliente
  • California City
  • Cantil
  • Delano
  • Edison
  • Edwards
  • Fellows
  • Frazier Park
  • Glennville
  • Inyokern
  • Johannesburg
  • Keene
  • Kernville
  • Lake Isabella
  • Lamont
  • Lebec
  • Lost Hills
  • Maricopa
  • Mc Farland
  • Mc Kittrick
  • Mojave
  • Onyx
  • Randsburg
  • Ridgecrest
  • Rosamond
  • Shafter
  • Taft
  • Tehachapi
  • Tupman
  • Wasco
  • Weldon
  • Wofford Heights
  • Woody

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What is the California Short Form Deed of Trust?

A deed of trust (DOT), also known as a trust deed, is a document that conveys title to real property to a trustee as security for a loan until the grantor (borrower) repays the lender according to terms defined in an attached promissory note. It's similar to a mortgage, but differs in that mortgages only include two parties (borrower and lender). The laws of each state determine whether to use a deed of trust or a mortgage.

There are three parties to a deed of trust: the borrower (trustor), the lender (beneficiary), and the trustee. The trustee, typically a title agency or other disinterested party, serves two purposes: to initiate the foreclosure process for the lender if the borrower defaults on the loan, and to transfer (reconvey) the property back to the borrower after the debt is paid in full.

The short form deed covers the requirements for most non-institutional lenders. In addition to any other necessary documents, the short form adds another step of recording a fictitious or master deed of trust.

A fictitious/master deed of trust is a blank, unsigned long form deed of trust with a cover sheet attached, requesting recording for reference purposes only. By referencing the recorded instrument information on the fictitious DOT, all rights and obligations of the parties are preserved. Because of this, it's generally less costly to record the short form DOT.

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