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Los Angeles County Short Form Deed of Trust Page 1
Short Form Deed of Trust - Los Angeles County
Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included | Document last updated 7/14/2016

Los Angeles County Short Form Deed of Trust Guide Page 1
Short Form Deed of Trust Guide - Los Angeles County
Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included | Document last updated 7/14/2016

Los Angeles County Completed Example of the Short Form Deed of Trust Page 1
Completed Example of the Short Form Deed of Trust - Los Angeles County
Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included | Document last updated 7/18/2016

Los Angeles County Cover Page for the Fictitious Deed of Trust Page 1
Cover Page for the Fictitious Deed of Trust - Los Angeles 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 7/19/2016

Los Angeles County Fictitious Deed of Trust Form  Page 1
Fictitious Deed of Trust Form - Los Angeles 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 7/19/2016

Los Angeles County Promissory Note Secured by a Short Form Deed of Trust Page 1
Promissory Note Secured by a Short Form Deed of Trust - Los Angeles 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 7/25/2016

Los Angeles County Promissory Note Guide Page 1
Promissory Note Guide - Los Angeles County
Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included | Document last updated 7/11/2016

Los Angeles County Completed Example of the California Promissory Note Page 1
Completed Example of the California Promissory Note - Los Angeles County
Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included | Document last updated 7/19/2016

Preliminary Change of Ownership Form
Preliminary Change of Ownership Form *
Included supplemental form
This is a required form, due at the time of recording. There is a $20.00 penalty fee for non-compliance.

Parent to Child Exclusion
Parent to Child Exclusion *
Included supplemental form
A real property transfer from parent to child is exempt from transfer tax. This form is used for a reassessment exclusion, which could prevent an increase in property taxes.

Grandparent to Grandchild Exclusion
Grandparent to Grandchild Exclusion *
Included supplemental form
A real property transfer from grandparent to grandchild is exempt from transfer tax. This form is used for a reassessment exclusion, which could prevent an increase in property taxes.

Change in Ownership Statement Death of Real Property Owner
Change in Ownership Statement Death of Real Property Owner *
Included supplemental form
This form is used by the personal representative of the deceased property owner, who files this statement with the county assessor to request a Completed Change in Ownership Statement.

Affidavit of Cotenant Residency
Affidavit of Cotenant Residency *
Included supplemental form
If a real property transfer from one cotenant to the other is the result of the death of one of them, the transfer may not constitute a change in ownership, provided it meets the criteria listed on the form. This form is used by the surviving cotenant to claim exclusion from reassessment, which could prevent an increase in property taxes.

Transfer Tax Exemptions
Transfer Tax Exemptions *
Included supplemental form
If your conveyance is exempt, you need the R&T Code of the applicable exemption and a brief explanation. Both are provided on this list.

Notary Certificates
Notary Certificates *
Included supplemental form
The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by California notaries.

*Supplemental forms (forms other than the actual deed form) are made available as a courtesy with your order. Supplemental forms come directly from the state or local jurisdiction that requires them, we offer no support for the supplemental forms, we did not make them.
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  • What is included in the download?
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    • A guide that explains every blank on the Short Form Deed of Trust Form.
    • A completed example of the Short Form Deed of Trust to give you an idea of what a properly completed document looks like.
    • All supplemental forms that may be required by Los Angeles County when recording your document.
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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.

Areas covered by these Short Form Deed of Trust Forms:
  • Los Angeles County
Including:
  • Acton
  • Agoura Hills
  • Alhambra
  • Altadena
  • Arcadia
  • Artesia
  • Avalon
  • Azusa
  • Baldwin Park
  • Bell
  • Bell Gardens
  • Bellflower
  • Beverly Hills
  • Burbank
  • Calabasas
  • Canoga Park
  • Canyon Country
  • Carson
  • Castaic
  • Cerritos
  • Chatsworth
  • City Of Industry
  • Claremont
  • Compton
  • Covina
  • Culver City
  • Diamond Bar
  • Downey
  • Duarte
  • El Monte
  • El Segundo
  • Encino
  • Gardena
  • Glendale
  • Glendora
  • Granada Hills
  • Hacienda Heights
  • Harbor City
  • Hawaiian Gardens
  • Hawthorne
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Huntington Park
  • Inglewood
  • La Canada Flintridge
  • La Crescenta
  • La Mirada
  • La Puente
  • La Verne
  • Lake Hughes
  • Lakewood
  • Lancaster
  • Lawndale
  • Littlerock
  • Llano
  • Lomita
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Lynwood
  • Malibu
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Marina Del Rey
  • Maywood
  • Mission Hills
  • Monrovia
  • Montebello
  • Monterey Park
  • Montrose
  • Mount Wilson
  • Mt Baldy
  • Newhall
  • North Hills
  • North Hollywood
  • Northridge
  • Norwalk
  • Pacific Palisades
  • Pacoima
  • Palmdale
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
  • Panorama City
  • Paramount
  • Pasadena
  • Pearblossom
  • Pico Rivera
  • Playa Del Rey
  • Pomona
  • Porter Ranch
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Redondo Beach
  • Reseda
  • Rosemead
  • Rowland Heights
  • San Dimas
  • San Fernando
  • San Gabriel
  • San Marino
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Fe Springs
  • Santa Monica
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Sierra Madre
  • Signal Hill
  • South El Monte
  • South Gate
  • South Pasadena
  • Stevenson Ranch
  • Studio City
  • Sun Valley
  • Sunland
  • Sylmar
  • Tarzana
  • Temple City
  • Toluca Lake
  • Topanga
  • Torrance
  • Tujunga
  • Universal City
  • Valencia
  • Valley Village
  • Valyermo
  • Van Nuys
  • Venice
  • Verdugo City
  • Walnut
  • West Covina
  • West Hills
  • West Hollywood
  • Whittier
  • Wilmington
  • Winnetka
  • Woodland Hills
 
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