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California - Contra Costa County Trustee Deed Forms

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Trustee Deed
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 Trustee Deed Form Page 1

Trustee Deed Form - Contra Costa County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 6/20/2022

Contra Costa County Trustee Deed Guide Page 1

Trustee Deed Guide - Contra Costa County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 5/31/2022

Contra Costa County Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document - Contra Costa County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 8/16/2022

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 Trustee 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.
  • Can the Trustee 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
    • No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas covered by these Trustee Deed 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 Trustee Deed?

In California, a deed of trust is used as a mortgage alternative to secure a loan for real property. The borrower is the trustor of a deed of trust, and a trustee (usually an agent of the lending institution) is named as grantee, with the lending institution (secured lender) as the beneficiary (Cal. Civ. Code 2929.5(e)(1),(5)). The trustee's duty is to either reconvey the title upon satisfaction of the loan, or to initiate foreclosure as directed by the beneficiary.

Under the terms of the deed of trust, the beneficiary can initiate a non-judicial foreclosure if the trustor defaults on the loan or fails to satisfy the terms of the trust. The trustee is obligated to carry out certain steps before the foreclosure sale can take place. These processes, as well as mandates for the sale, are governed by Cal. Civ. Code 2924-2924h. Once the sale ends, the highest bidder receives a trustee's deed confirming the transfer of title. The trustee's deed is named for the trustee, who executes the deed and acts as the grantor.

The trustee's deed confirms the information from the deed of trust, including the trustor name (the borrower), the trustee, and the beneficiary (lender) under the deed of trust, in addition to vesting title in the grantee's name. If the property receives no bids at public auction, title reverts to the beneficiary of the deed of trust.

The deed must comply with format and content requirements for instruments concerning real property (warranty deed, quitclaim deed, etc.) laid out in Chapter 6 of the Government Code, and be signed by the trustee and notarized with an all-purpose acknowledgment before it is recorded and filed in the county where the property is located.

Note that a deed of trust is separate from a living trust. While the deed of trust functions as a sort of mortgage, a living trust is used for estate planning. In living trusts, a trustee uses a quitclaim deed or special warranty deed to convey property into and out of the trust and has other duties in managing the living trust. The trustee under a deed of trust is not bound by statutes governing a general trust.

Because foreclosures can be complicated, contact a lawyer with any questions or for help regarding your unique situation.

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