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Record, eRecord, Electronically Record, File Mechanics Liens, Releases, Abstracts of Judgments, Master Covenant and Agreements, and more online.

eRecording on the world’s largest
and fastest-growing e-recording network.

You now have access to record your documents electronically in more than 2,000 counties nationwide.

Here is a list of what you can expect to be able to record online with Countrywide Process.
Countrywide makes it easy to e-record all of your Abstracts of Judgments, Master Covenant and Agreements, Mechanic’s Liens, Releases, and other documents online. To get started, give us a call at 888.962.9696 or request more info and one of our representatives will contact you soon thereafter.

Click on States to see the availability of Nationwide eRecording

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eRecord California Abstract of Judgment

Submit your Abstract of Judgment for E-Record today.

Ask us about our High Volume Filer Discount

as low as $35.00 plus costs and advances.

How eRecording Works

 

 

Here is how to get started

1. Set up a free account.

2. Click Place Order and place a new County Recording order.

3. Choose County Recording and Choose your County and branch if applicable.

4. Check the box even if you have a case number.

5. Click Add Party and Choose either Organization or Person and enter the entity name and save.

Choose Yes for ” Is this your lead client?” and see the next image.

Choose Requester from the drop-down menu.

If you have an internal / office billing code or file number enter it, otherwise enter N/A

Click save and next.

6. In the Documents tab, click on the Existing Documents “Radio Button”

And Immediately Click on Cancel when the below window pops up.

Once you click Cancel, Start Typing out the Exact Name of your Document.

When done, click on the Attach File button to the right of the Document Field as displayed below,

Once document(s) is/are uploaded choose Countrywide Process is Authorized to Advance Fees.

7. Finally, Choose your Service Level and click Submit.

Frequently Asked Questions

When I place the order, is it directly to the Recorder?

When you place your order on our portal, we submit your document(s) to the County Recorder via a secure portal based on your order criteria.

What is the cost?

Currently, our Routine eRecording fee is $55.00 plus the Recorders fee & $10.00 portal fee.

For additional levels, fees and volume pricing call or text, 833.468.6577 Toll charges from your phone carrier may apply.

How do I pay the invoice? By using your preferred method,  credit/debit card, or (ECH/ACH).

How long does it take? Past experience has shown, on average, 1 – 3 days.  County turnaround varies.

Any setup or recurring fees? No, just a one-time fee for the particular eRecording order.

Do I have to use Countrywideprocess.com? No, but we are good at what we do.

Can I Record Multiple Documents with one order? Yes, if they are part of the same transaction, in the same county, and associated with the same property, otherwise, you will need to place a separate order. An additional document fee of $10.00 may apply. Also, keep in mind, multiple documents may be submitted per order but if one is rejected, the entire package is rejected.

Which CA Counties are currently accepting eRecordings.

California           All Other States

  • Alameda County
  • Butte County
  • Calaveras County
  • Contra Costa County
  • El Dorado County
  • Fresno County
  • Kern County
  • Los Angeles County
  • Madera County
  • Marin County
  • Merced County
  • Modoc County
  • Mono County
  • Monterey County
  • Napa County
  • Nevada County
  • Orange County
  • Placer County
  • Riverside County
  • Sacramento County
  • San Bernardino County
  • San Diego County
  • San Joaquin County
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Shasta County
  • Solano County
  • Sonoma County
  • Tehama County
  • Tulare County
  • Ventura County
  • Yuba County

Ask us about our High Volume Filer Discount as low as $25.00 plus costs and advances.

Have questions?
Contact us now at:
888.962.9696 or 818.980.7378
Emergency Line  833.468.6577
or email us at cwprocess@gmail.com
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eRecord California Covenant & Agreement form

Resource Page for Architects…

Select by Topic ( Opens in new tab )

Click here to learn how to record documents electronically

ID   Title  
PC/STR/Aff45-2020 Covenant and Agreement Regarding Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit View
PC/STR/Aff44-2017 Covenant and Agreement Regarding the Payment of Linkage Fees to the City of Los Angeles View
PC/STR/Aff38-2016 Termination of Covenant and Agreement (For Termination of Easements, Offsite Parking Agreements, and Community Driveways Only) View
PC/STR/Aff43B-2016 Maintenance of Vehicle Lift System – 3 levels View
PC/STR/Form10-2009 Letter of Consent/Non-Consent from Adjoining Neighbors for Request of Yard Reduction View
PC/STR/Aff42-2016 Maintenance of Building (Graffiti Removal) View
PC/STR/Aff39-2016 Green Building Declaration View
PC/STR/Aff36-2016 Tract Sales Office Affidavit View
PC/STR/Aff35-2014 Termination of Covenant and Agreement View
PC/STR/Aff40-2020 Temporary Special Display Sign View
PC/STR/Aff29-2016 Model Unit Affidavit View
PC/STR/Aff43-2016 Maintenance of Vehicle Lift System – 2 Levels View
PC/STR/Aff21-2014 Erection and Maintenance of Building in Areas Subject to Inundation or Physical Hazards Geological Nature View
PC/STR/Aff31-2016 Covenant and Agreement to Provide Parking Attendant View
PC/STR/Aff22-2016 Covenant and Agreement to Hold Property as One Parcel (Lot Tie Affidavit) View
PC/STR/Aff34A-2016 Covenant and Agreement Regarding Private Sewer Easement (Same Owner for Each Parcel) View
PC/STR/Aff30-2016 Covenant and Agreement Regarding Parking for Senior Citizen Housing Development View
PC/STR/Aff28-2016 Covenant and Agreement Regarding Maintenance of Yards for an Oversized Building View
PC/STR/Aff34B-2014 Covenant and Agreement Regarding Private Sewer Easement (Separate Owners for Each Parcel) View
PC/STR/Aff41-2017 Covenant and Agreement Regarding Maintenance of On-Site Digital Signs View
PC/STR/Aff10-2016 Assumption of Risk Agreement Waiver of 30 Day Waiting Period on Zone Change, Ordinance No. 132,954 View
PC/STR/Aff25-2016 Covenant and Agreement Regarding Maintenance of Building Support View
PC/STR/Aff23-2016 Covenant and Agreement Regarding Maintenance of Building View
PC/STR/Aff24-2014 Covenant and Agreement Regarding Maintenance of Building on Air Space Lots (LAMC 98.0403.1(A)9) View
PC/STR/Aff27-2014 Covenant and Agreement Regarding Maintenance of Off-Site Parking Space View
PC/STR/Aff18-2016 Covenant and Agreement Regarding Easement View
PC/STR/Aff17-2016 Covenant and Agreement Regarding Drainage Easement View
PC/STR/Aff13-2016 Covenant and Agreement for Community Driveway Over Two Parcels View
PC/STR/Aff32-2016 Agreement Regarding the Recordation of Technical Documents View
PC/STR/Aff19-2016 Affidavit of Impact Hazard Glazing View
PC/STR/Aff13B-2014 Covenant and Agreement for Community Driveway Over Two or More Parcels View
PC/STR/Aff33-2016 Affidavit Regarding Maintenance of _____________ View
PC/STR/Aff11-2014 Affidavit for Board of Building and Safety Commissioners Resolution No. 832-93 View
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eRecord or Record Collection Abstract of Judgment Electronically Online for $25.00

Collection Companies

Submit your Abstract of Judgment for E-Record today.

Single Document Including Title page addition by us if needed for as low as $35.00 plus $10.00 Portal fee and recordation fee charged by the county.

A minimum amount of recordings is required. Contact us for details.

Here is how to get started

1. Set up a free account.

2. Place a new County Recording order.     ( You Can attach your document(s) to the order –  Click here to learn how )

3. Scan documents separately in Black & White (not color) from 300 – 1200 DPI.

4. Once your order is placed, you will receive an order confirmation via email.

5. If you forget to attach your document(s) to the order or attached the wrong document, Reply to the Order Confirmation email with the scanned documents you want to record and call us @ 818.980.7378    immediately.

6. When the recorder completes the order you will receive a recorded or rejected email with a link to the document or rejection which you can download from the email or online. If rejected you will be notified of the rejection reason provided by the county.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost?

Currently, eRecording is low as $55.00 plus a recording & portal fee of $10.00.

For additional levels, fees and volume pricing call or text, 833.468.6577 Toll charges from your phone carrier may apply.

How do I pay the invoice? By using your preferred method,  credit/debit card, or (ECH/ACH).

How long does it take? Past experience has shown,  average, 1 – 7 days.  County turnaround varies.

Any setup or recurring fees? No, just a one-time fee for the particular eRecording order.

Do I have to use Countrywideprocess.com? No, but we are good at what we do.

Can I Record Multiple Documents with one order? Yes, if they are part of the same transaction, in the same county, and associated with the same property, otherwise, you will need to place a separate order. An additional document fee of $5.00 may apply. Also, keep in mind, multiple documents may be submitted per order but if one is rejected, the entire package is rejected.

Which CA Counties are currently accepting eRecordings.

California           All Other States

  • Alameda County
  • Butte County
  • Calaveras County
  • Contra Costa County
  • El Dorado County
  • Fresno County
  • Kern County
  • Los Angeles County
  • Madera County
  • Marin County
  • Merced County
  • Modoc County
  • Mono County
  • Monterey County
  • Napa County
  • Nevada County
  • Orange County
  • Placer County
  • Riverside County
  • Sacramento County
  • San Bernardino County
  • San Diego County
  • San Joaquin County
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Shasta County
  • Solano County
  • Sonoma County
  • Tehama County
  • Tulare County
  • Ventura County
  • Yuba County

Ask us about our Bulk Filer Discount as low as $25.00 plus costs and advances.

Have questions?
Contact us now at:
888.962.9696 or 818.980.7378
Emergency Line  833.468.6577
or email us at cwprocess@gmail.com
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California County Recorders

California County Recorders

Looking to record a deed, mechanics lien, abstract of judgment, a notice of pendency of action, or other such documents in California? You’ll need to record it with the county recorder in the county where the property or asset is located. Here is a listing of all county recorders in California. Click on the county name to find more information on the county.

More importantly, did you know eRecording is now available?

Counties that allow eRecording will have eRecord Now next to the county name. Click on eRecord Now to learn how you can submit your documents to be recorded electronically.

Alameda  *  eRecord Now

Alameda County Recorder

1106 Madison St

Oakland, CA 94607

510-272-6362, press 5 then 0

Alpine

Alpine County Recorder

99 Water Street

Markleeville, CA 96120

530-694-2283

Amador

Amador County Recorder

810 Court Street

Jackson, CA 95642

209-223-6468

Butte  *  eRecord Now

Butte County Clerk-Recorder

155 Nelson Ave

Oroville, CA 95965

530-538-7691

Calaveras  *  eRecord Now

Calaveras County Clerk / Recorder

891 Mountain Ranch Road

San Andreas, CA 95249

209-754-6372

Colusa

County Clerk Recorder

546 Jay St. Ste. 200 95932

Colusa, CA 95932

530-458-0500

Contra Costa  *  eRecord Now

Contra Costa County Clerk Recorder

555 Escobar Street Recording Section

Martinez, CA 94553

925-335-7900

Del Norte

Del Norte County Clerk-Recorder

981 H Street, Suite 160

Crescent City, CA 95531

707-464-7216

El Dorado  *  eRecord Now

El Dorado County Recorder Clerk

360 Fair Lane

Placerville, CA 95667

530-621-5490

Fresno  *  eRecord Now

Fresno County Recorder

Hall of Records, 2281 Tulare Street, Room 302

Fresno, CA 93721

559-600-3471

Glenn

Glenn County Recorder

516 West Sycamore Street, Second Floor

Willows, CA 95988

530-934-6412

Humboldt

Humboldt County Clerk Recorder

825 5th Street, Fifth Floor

Eureka, CA 95501

707-445-7593

Imperial

Imperial County Clerk / Recorder

940 W. Main Street, Suite 202

El Centro, CA 92243-2839

-442-265-1076

Inyo

Inyo County Recorder

168 N Edwards St

Independence, CA 93526

760-878-0222

Kern  *  eRecord Now

Kern County Recorder

1530 Truxtun Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93301

661-868-6400

Kings

Kings County Clerk-Recorder

1400 W. Lacey Blvd.

Hanford, CA 93230

559-582-3211 Ext. 2470

Lake

Lake County Assessor-Recorder

255 North Forbes Street

Lakeport, CA 95453

707-263-2293

Lassen

Lassen County Recorder

220 South Lassen Street, Suite 5

Susanville, CA 96130

530-251-8234

Los Angeles  *  eRecord Now

Los Angeles County Recorder

12400 Imperial Hwy.

Norwalk, CA 90650

888-201-8999 Press 2 then 2

Madera  *  eRecord Now

Madera County Recorder

200 West 4th Street

Madera, CA 93637

559-675-7724

Marin  *  eRecord Now

Marin County Recorders Office

3501 Civic Center Drive, Ste 232

San Rafael, CA 94903-9491

415-499-6092

Mariposa

Mariposa County Recorder

4982 10th St.

Mariposa, CA 95338

209-966-2332

Mendocino

Mendocino County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder

501 Low Gap Rd., Room 1020

Ukiah, CA 95482

707-463-4376

Merced  *  eRecord Now

Merced County Recorder

2222 M. St., Main Floor

Merced, CA 95340

209-385-7627

Modoc  *  eRecord Now

Modoc County Auditor-Recorder-Clerk-Elections

204 South Court Street, Basement

Alturas, CA 96101

530-233-6205

Mono  *  eRecord Now

Mono County Clerk-Recorder

Annex I, 74 School St.

Bridgeport, CA 93517

760-932-5530

Monterey  *  eRecord Now

Monterey County recorder

1st floor, 168 West Alisal Street

Salinas, CA 93901

831-755-5041

Napa  *  eRecord Now

Napa County Recorder

1127 1st Street, Suite A

Napa, CA 94559

707-253-4105

Nevada  *  eRecord Now

Nevada County Recorder

950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 210

Nevada City, CA 95959

530-265-1221

Orange  *  eRecord Now

Orange County Clerk-Recorder

601 N. Ross St.

Santa Ana, CA 92701

714-834-2887

Placer  *  eRecord Now

Placer County Recorder

2954 Richardson Drive

Auburn, CA 95603

530-886-5600

Plumas

Plumas County Recorder

520 Main Street, Room 102

Quincy, CA 95971

530-283-6218

Riverside  *  eRecord Now

Riverside County Clerk

2724 Gateway Dr

Riverside, CA 92507

951-486-7000

Sacramento  *  eRecord Now

Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder

600 8th St

Sacramento, CA 95814

916-874-6334

San Benito

San Benito County Recorder

440 Fifth Street

Hollister, CA 95023

831-636-4046

San Bernardino  *  eRecord Now

San Bernardino County Recorder

222 West Hospitality Lane

San Bernardino, CA 92415-0022

909-387-8306

San Diego  *  eRecord Now

San Diego County Recorder

590 Third Ave, Rm 204

Chula Vista, CA 91910

619-238-8158

San Francisco

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 190

San Francisco, CA 94102-4698

Phone: 415-554-5596

Fax: 415-554-7915

Email: assessor@sfgov.org

San Joaquin  *  eRecord Now

San Joaquin County Recorder

44 N San Joaquin Street, Suite 260

Stockton, CA 95202

209-468-3939

San Luis Obispo  *  eRecord Now

San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder

1055 Monterey Street D-120

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

805-781-5080

San Mateo  *  eRecord Now

San Mateo County Recorder

555 County Center; Recording office

Redwood City, CA 94063

650.363.4500

Santa Barbara  *  eRecord Now

Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder

1100 Anacapa St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

805-568-2250

Santa Clara  *  eRecord Now

Clerk Recorder

70 West Hedding Street, East Wing, First Floor

San Jose, CA 95110

408-299-5688

Santa Cruz  *  eRecord Now

Santa Cruz County Recorder

701 Ocean Street Room 230

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

831-454-2800

Shasta  *  eRecord Now

Shasta County Assessor Recorder

1450 Court St., Ste 208

Redding, CA 96001-1670

530-225-5671

Sierra

Sierra County Recorder

100 Courthouse Square, Suite 11

Downieville, CA 95936

530-289-3295

Siskiyou

Siskiyou County Recorder

311 Fourth Street, Room 108​

Yreka, CA 96097

530-842-8065

Solano  *  eRecord Now

Solano County Recorders Office

675 Texas Street, Suite 2700

Fairfield, CA 94533-6338

707-784-6200

Sonoma  *  eRecord Now

Sonoma County Recorder

585 Fiscal Drive, Room 103

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

707-565-2651

Stanislaus

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder

1021 I Street, Ste 201

Modesto, CA 95354-0847

209-525-5270

Sutter

Sutter County Recorder

433 2nd St

Yuba City, CA 95991

530-822-7134

Tehama  *  eRecord Now

Tehama County Recorder

633 Washington St, Room 11

Red Bluff, CA 96080

530-527-3350

Trinity

Trinity County Recorder

11 Court St.

Weaverville, CA 96093

530-623-1215

Tulare  *  eRecord Now

Tulare County Recorder

221 South Mooney Boulevard, Rm 103

Visalia, CA 93291-4593

559-636-5050

Tuolumne

Tuolumne County Recorder

2 South Green St.

Sonora, CA 95370

209-533-5531

Ventura  *  eRecord Now

Ventura County Clerk & Recorder

Hall of Admin, Main Plaza 800 S Victoria Ave

Ventura, CA 93009

805-654-2295

Yolo

Yolo County Recorder

625 Court Street, Room B01

Woodland, CA 95776-1130

530-666-8130

Yuba  *  eRecord Now

Yuba County Recorder

915 8th St., Suite 107

Marysville, CA 95901

530-749-7850

 

Have questions?
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How to eRecord or Record Documents Electronically Online

How to eRecord

Skip the long lines.

Submit your Abstract of Judgment for E-Record today.

How eRecording Works

Ask us about our High Volume Filer Discount

as low as $25.00 plus costs and advances.

The best way to describe the eRecording process. Think of the internet as an electronic version of your current Courier, Attorney Service Runner, or the US Postal Service package. E-recording is your fast new cost-effective document delivery option. You scan your document(s) separately in Black & White with a recommended 300 to 1200 DPI, submit via a secure internet portal while placing your order which is then recorded submitted to the County and returned through the same method.

Here is how to get started

1. Set up a free account.

2. Click Place Order and place a new County Recording order.

3. Choose County Recording and Choose your County and branch if applicable.

4. Check the box even if you have a case number.

5. Click Add Party and Choose either Organization or Person and enter the entity name and save.

Choose Yes for ” Is this your lead client?” and see the next image.

Choose Requester from the drop-down menu.

If you have an internal / office billing code or file number enter it, otherwise enter N/A

Click save and next.

6. In the Documents tab, click on the Existing Documents “Radio Button”

And Immediately Click on Cancel when the below window pops up.

Once you click Cancel, Start Typing out the Exact Name of your Document.

When done, click on the Attach File button to the right of the Document Field as displayed below,

Once document(s) is/are uploaded choose Countrywide Process is Authorized to Advance Fees.

7. Finally, Choose your Service Level and click Submit.

Frequently Asked Questions

When I place the order, is it directly to the Recorder?

When you place your order on our portal, we submit your document(s) to the County Recorder via a secure portal based on your order criteria.

What is the cost?

Currently, our Routine eRecording fee is $55.00 plus the Recorders fee & $10.00 portal fee.

For additional levels, fees and volume pricing call or text, 833.468.6577 Toll charges from your phone carrier may apply.

How do I pay the invoice? By using your preferred method,  credit/debit card, or (ECH/ACH).

How long does it take? Past experience has shown, on average, 1 – 3 days.  County turnaround varies.

Any setup or recurring fees? No, just a one-time fee for the particular eRecording order.

Do I have to use Countrywideprocess.com? No, but we are good at what we do.

Can I Record Multiple Documents with one order? Yes, if they are part of the same transaction, in the same county, and associated with the same property, otherwise, you will need to place a separate order. An additional document fee of $10.00 may apply. Also, keep in mind, multiple documents may be submitted per order but if one is rejected, the entire package is rejected.

Which CA Counties are currently accepting eRecordings.

California           All Other States

  • Alameda County
  • Butte County
  • Calaveras County
  • Contra Costa County
  • El Dorado County
  • Fresno County
  • Kern County
  • Los Angeles County
  • Madera County
  • Marin County
  • Merced County
  • Modoc County
  • Mono County
  • Monterey County
  • Napa County
  • Nevada County
  • Orange County
  • Placer County
  • Riverside County
  • Sacramento County
  • San Bernardino County
  • San Diego County
  • San Joaquin County
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Shasta County
  • Solano County
  • Sonoma County
  • Tehama County
  • Tulare County
  • Ventura County
  • Yuba County

Ask us about our High Volume Filer Discount as low as $25.00 plus costs and advances.

Have questions?
Contact us now at:
888.962.9696 or 818.980.7378
Emergency Line  833.468.6577
or email us at cwprocess@gmail.com
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CA Filing Fee Schedule – Increases per AB 330

NOTICE OF FEE INCREASE

Effective January 1, 2020

As a result of the enactment of AB 330, various court filing fees pursuant to Government code 70626 (a)
and (b) have been increased effective of Jan. 1, 2020.
The following fees will increase from $25 to $40 pursuant to Government code 70626 (a):
1. Issuing writ of attachment, writ of mandate, writ of execution, writ of sale, writ of possession,
writ of prohibition, writ of restitution, or any other writ for enforcement of an order or judgment
2. Issuing abstract of judgment
3. Certificate of satisfaction of judgment (CCP 724.100)
4. Writ of execution
5. Abstract of judgment
6. Certifying a copy of paper, record, or proceeding on file
7. Certificate for which fee is not otherwise fixed; includes lis pendens
8. Taking affidavit, except in criminal case or adoption proceedings
9. Acknowledgment of deed or other instrument
10. Recording or registering license or issuing certificate in connection with a license, required by
law, for which charge is not otherwise prescribed
The following fees will increase from $30 to $45 pursuant to Government code 70626 (b)
1. Abstract of judgment rendered from another court
2. Issuing commission to take deposition out of state under CCP 2026.010
3. Filing and entering award under Workers’ Compensation Act
4. Application for subpoena for discovery in out-of-state case (CCP 2029.300)
5. Confession of judgment (CCP 1134)
6. Renewal of judgment (CCP 683.150)
7. Issuing an order of sale
8. Affidavit procedure for real property of small value under Prob.C 13201
9. Appeal from determination of dangerous or vicious dog (F&A 31622)
10. Filing affidavit of publication of notice of dissolution of partnership
11. Filing and indexing papers for which a charge is not provided elsewhere

 

California Judicial Council Statewide Fee Schedule

Create Account

Log In to existing account

 

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Issuing Out-of-State Subpoenas

Issuing Out-of-State Subpoenas in California: The attached links below are all the forms available for issuing an out of state subpoena to take jurisdiction in California. We have provided all three types of subpoena’s, please choose the one that applies to your particular case.

Once you have your documents all completely filled out, there are Two Options to having the Subpoena Filed & Issued prior to Service.

Either way, you will need to create an account by clicking here. New Account Registration

1)  Have us File it for you. Simply email your documents to cwprocess@gmail.com

2) You may eFile the document(s) yourself once completed if the case is to be eFiled in one of the many California Courts.

After documents have been filed with the respective court we will dispatch the service of your subpoena.

Please fill out the required forms below that are needed for your case and click here to place an order today!

Forms

Application For Discovery Subpoena in Action Pending Outside California ( The Court Charges a Filing Fee of $30.00 )
Download SUBP-030 Form Now

Subpoena For Production of Business Records in Action Pending Outside California
Download SUBP-035 Form Now

Deposition Subpoena For Personal Appearance in Action Pending Outside California
Download SUBP-040 Form Now

Deposition Subpoena For Personal Appearance & Production of Documents & Things in Action Pending Outside California
Download SUBP-045 Form Now 

Attachment Form MC-25 ( Used to provide additional information that does not fit on the Subpoena of choice )
Download Form Now  

e-Filing Courts List

 

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Your Guide to Evictions & Eviction Screening

Your Guide to Evictions & Eviction Screening

What is an eviction?

Eviction {Noun}

The action of expelling someone from a property.

For rental property owners and managers, evictions are an occupational hazard. An eviction occurs when a rental property owner tries to remove an occupying person(s) from their property. Depending on your state’s local laws and your tenant’s willingness to vacate the property, the process of legally evicting a tenant can be costly and time-consuming.

 

How Do Evictions Work

Generally, pursuing an eviction (also known as an “unlawful detainer”) follows 4 steps:

1.

The Eviction Notice

Most states require you to provide “notice of eviction”. This is a written document notifying the renters why they’re being evicted, what they can do to avoid the eviction, and the deadline.

2.

Filing the Eviction with the Courts

If your tenants did not remedy the eviction issue or move out on their own volition, then you should file your unlawful detainer claim with your local courthouse.

3.

The Court Hearing

During the hearing, you’ll then present your case and all the supporting documents. This is where you’ll find out if the court sides in your favor.

4.

Additional Fallout 

Depending on the situation, after you’re awarded the unlawful detainer, you might have to take additional steps. This can include contacting the Sheriff’s department to escort your tenants off of the property, storing forgotten possessions, handling abandoned pets, filing for collections, and more.

It’s imperative that you look up your state eviction laws before you start drafting up your eviction notice. While most states loosely follow the eviction process above, each state (and city) has different laws pertaining to how you can evict a tenant.Eviction Notice Work Process

For example, in California, laws regarding what your notice for termination should say and how long of a notice should be provided, change depending on if the termination has a cause. With cause, according to the Cal. Code of Civ. Proc. § 1161, there are three different notices you can provide: Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent, Three-Day Notice to Cure (correct a violation of the lease), and Three-Day Unconditional Quit Notice (this notice is rare and is typically used when a tenant sublets illegally or creates too many nuisances on the property). Each type of eviction (like the nonpayment of rent, breach of the lease, failure to pay late or rental fees, nuisance violations, or failure to maintain the rental property in a safe and sanitary manner) are all considered “for cause” evictions that require a separate and distinct notice.

Notices for termination without cause are a completely different ball game. “No cause” evictions include:

  • a 30-Day Notice to Quit for those tenants who have lived in the rental property for less than one year on a month to month basis
  • a 60-Day Notice for those tenants who have resided in the rental property for more than one year on a month to month basis.

As you can see, these specific notices for month-to-month tenancies (see Cal. Code of Civ. Proc. § 1946 and 1946.1) depend on how long the tenant has resided in the property.

Quick Tip!

“No cause” evictions in California have been the subject of much legislation over the past five years and have been banned in some counties. Be sure to contact a law firm, like  Dennis  P  Block & Associates,   Nader & Nader or Meller & Floyd, to determine the status of no-cause evictions in the county where your property is located.

In contrast, Texas’s eviction notice laws are much simpler. According to Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 24.005, property owners can only terminate a tenancy if the renter does not pay rent or violates the lease. In this case (a termination with cause), you would need to provide a three-day notice to vacate. The option to fix a lease violation or pay the rent would also be left to your discretion. For terminations without cause, month-to-month tenancies can be evicted with a simple 30-day notice (unlike California’s 30 and 60-day notices).

Beyond state differences, you’ll need to keep your eyes on local laws. Depending on where your rental property is, your city or county could impose additional regulations. Some cities have invoked “just cause” eviction laws (this dictates what legal reasons you can evict a tenant) while others are looking into requiring tenant relocation assistance.

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Evictions Without a Lease

Tenancies without a rental agreement or lease are considered a “tenant at will”. For the most part, these types of tenancies have very few legal protections and are oftentimes legally considered a month-to-month tenancy. As always, look towards your local and state laws before pursuing an eviction as (for example) the eviction laws in Florida can be very different from laws in Georgia, and so on.

In California tenancies without a written rental agreement can be terminated for non-payment of rent, causing a nuisance, or based on a 30-or 60 Day Notice of Termination of Tenancy. These are not known as tenancies at will in California. In California, a Tenancy at Will is defined as a permissive tenancy where the tenant takes possession of the rental property without an agreement as to payment of rent, and the duration of the tenancy and where the tenant has never paid rent. A 30 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy-Civil Code § 789 is required to terminate a tenancy at Will.

Evictions and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

If your tenant has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you might not be able to evict them. “Automatic stay” prevents rental property owners and property managers from collecting debts from the bankrupt tenants, and is often granted to first-time bankruptcies. This means you can’t contact, bill, sue, or attempt to collect unpaid rent via an unlawful detainer case. There are exceptions to this. For example, an automatic stay is limited to 30 days if the tenant has filed for 2 bankruptcies within one year. The court can also place limits if requested by the property owner.

According to Nolo, an automatic stay will not prevent an eviction in two cases:

  1. You got a judgment for possession before the tenant filed for bankruptcy (if you filed a monetary judgment for unpaid rent – the automatic stay limits could still hold).
  2. You are evicting the tenant for endangering the property, or for the illegal use of controlled substances.

When it comes to evicting a tenant who has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy, it’s best to consult a lawyer for further guidance.

How long does an eviction take?

Depending on local laws, an eviction matter can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months with the noncontested Unlawful Detainer taking 45 to 60 days. An uncontested eviction is one that proceeds by default judgment. However, a contested eviction, one where the tenant files an answer can take up to three months after filing the lawsuit to lockout out. Ultimately when it comes to evictions, you need to prepare for the worst.

 

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What does an eviction cost?

The cost of an eviction really varies based on what your county’s fees are, your legal fees (if you hire an evictions lawyer), the reason in which you’re filing an unlawful detainer, and the condition of the property post-court. While the cost of eviction ranges, here’s some potential costs you might want to keep in mind:

  • Unpaid/Lost rent
  • Legal Fees
  • Court costs like the court filing and administrative fees
  • Sheriff fees (to hire to  execute the Writ of Possession)
  • Locksmith cost
  • Property repairs
  • Cleaning fees
  • Storage solution fees (some states require this if the renter leaves their property on the premises)
  • Collection service (if you chose to go this route)

Be mindful that there might be future hidden costs. For example, California is unique among the 52 states in that California law allows a tenant to request a jury trial after filing an answer to the lawsuit. This is a common strategy used by most eviction defense lawyers to delay the eviction process which will cost the landlord a substantial amount of money.

Why do evictions happen?

While evictions can happen for a variety of reasons, monetary evictions take the cake. A monetary eviction occurs when a renter is unable to pay the rent owed. Although studies show that the nationwide eviction filing rate has stayed between a 6 – 7.5% range from 2000 – 2016, the affordable housing crisis is still a huge issue that influences a large part of evictions and it affects more renters then you’d think. According to Apartment List’s 2017 Renter Survey, nearly one in five renters recently struggled or was unable to pay their rent.

“In my practice non-payment of rent cases make up more than 70% of the Unlawful Detainer cases filed, 20% is based on a 3-Day Notice to Perform Covenant or Quit, and the remaining 10% are for types of eviction cases”

  1. G. Long of H. G. Long & Associates, California

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Of course, while unpaid rent makes the bulk of evictions, an eviction can happen for a variety of reasons. These include:

  • A breach of the lease, like adopting a pet on a no-pet property or illegally subletting
  • The owner (or their family member) wishes to occupy the unit
  • Significant property damage
  • Too many city nuisance write-ups
  • Illegal activity
  • The owner wants to! (remember with month-to-month leases, some states allow no-cause evictions)

Are evictions public records?

An eviction becomes public record when a judgment, and a filing in jurisdictions that allow reporting, is entered by the court, but there are plenty of circumstances in which an eviction record could be expunged (removed from public records) or sealed. Some states will automatically seal an eviction record if your court case was unconditionally denied or if the unlawful detainer action was dismissed.

For example, in California, there is a 60 day period after the eviction is filed, where the filing is sealed. Unmasking the case requires a judgment issued by a California Superior Court.

Can evictions be removed/expunged?

Many states allow the renter to file for expungement to remove or seal the eviction from their records. Typically, tenants will need a valid reason (like the unlawful detainer action was not awarded to the property owner) in order for the expungement to be granted.

Are evictions on the credit report?Eviction Notice

Strictly speaking, never. While a monetary judgment against a renter who didn’t pay their rent might be picked up by the credit bureau as a collection account, most evictions won’t appear. The bureaus report
less than 10% of the cases filed and, after the three major credit bureaus released their National Consumer Assistance Plan, that number has been significantly reduced even
further. In short, the majority of public eviction records will not be reflected or represented within the applicant’s credit score or credit report.

If you want to see if your rental applicant has any prior evictions, you will have to depend on a tenant screening service that provides
a separate evictions check. This way you can see both monetary and non-monetary evictions… even ones where the tenants paid after being served or who voluntarily vacated (as permitted by state and federal law).

Are evictions on the criminal report?

Sometimes, however, it’s not a common occurrence. Unless the eviction record carried some sort of criminal charge attached to it, the eviction would be filed as a civil record and would not be on a criminal report.

Are evictions nationwide?

Yes and no. Tenant screening companies, like ApplyConnect, who offer nationwide eviction searches on their background reports are able to do so because they have created their own database – drawing from landlord-tenant records from each of major jurisdictions throughout the county, or have access and purchase records from a Consumer Reporting Agency with a nationwide database. That being said, there is no all-encompassing, federal eviction database.

Quick Tip!

ApplyConnect actually has the largest nationwide eviction database with over 36 million eviction records!

Are evictions permanent?

Per the Fair Credit Reporting Act § 605.a, evictions are reported for 7 years. In Oregon, it’s 5 years (Senate Bill 91). If you see an eviction that is dated more than 7 years (or in Oregon’s case, five), do not use that record when considering whether to rent to a prospective tenant! While it might be tempting to dive deeper into a respective renter’s past – it can cost you boatloads of legal fees if you choose to break this law.

Should I accept applicants with prior evictions?

At the end of the day, it’s up to your discretion on whether you wish to accept or deny applicants with evictions. However, be aware that there are reporting restrictions (FCRA Sect. 605) in relation to Adverse Actions for civil suits, collections, and “any other adverse item of information”. Overall, take some time to review your written rental standards and revise your guidelines as you see fit.

While you’re considering your options for evicting a tenant, looking at other ways to screen your applicants for evictions and considering any rental standard revisions, go a step further and learn how to read an eviction report.

How Costly Have Your Prior Evictions Been?

Let us know in the comments!

 

Source: https://www.applyconnect.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-evictions-eviction-screening/

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Judicial Holidays in 2019
Tuesday January 1, 2019 New Year’s Day
Monday January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr’s. Birthday
Tuesday February 12, 2019 President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday February 18, 2019 Presidents’ Day
Monday April 1, 2019 Cesar Chavez Day
Monday May 27, 2019 Memorial Day
Thursday July 4, 2019 Independence Day
Monday September 2, 2019 Labor Day
Monday October 14, 2019 Columbus Day
Monday November 11, 2019 Veterans Day
Thursday November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 29, 2019 Day after Thanksgiving
Wednesday December 25, 2019 Christmas Day
Judicial Holidays in 2020
Wednesday January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day
Monday January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr’s. Birthday
Wednesday February 12, 2020 President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday February 17, 2020 Presidents’ Day
Tuesday March 31, 2020 Cesar Chavez Day
Monday May 25, 2020 Memorial Day
Friday July 3, 2020 Independence Day
Monday September 7, 2020 Labor Day
Monday October 12, 2020 Columbus Day
Wednesday November 11, 2020 Veterans Day
Thursday November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 27, 2020 Day after Thanksgiving
Friday December 25, 2020 Christmas Day
Judicial Holidays in 2021
Friday January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day (2021)
Monday January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr’s. Birthday
Friday February 12, 2021 President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday February 15, 2021 Presidents’ Day
Wednesday March 31, 2021 Cesar Chavez Day
Monday May 31, 2021 Memorial Day
Monday July 5, 2021 Independence Day
Monday September 6, 2021 Labor Day
Monday October 11, 2021 Columbus Day
Thursday November 11, 2021 Veterans Day
Thursday November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 26, 2021 Day after Thanksgiving
Friday December 24, 2021 Christmas Day
Friday December 31, 2021 New Year’s Day (2022)
Judicial Holidays in 2022
Monday January 17, 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr’s. Birthday
Friday February 11, 2022 President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday February 21, 2022 Presidents’ Day
Thursday March 31, 2022 Cesar Chavez Day
Monday May 30, 2022 Memorial Day
Monday July 4, 2022 Independence Day
Monday September 5, 2022 Labor Day
Monday October 10, 2022 Columbus Day
Friday November 11, 2022 Veterans Day
Thursday November 24, 2022 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 25, 2022 Day after Thanksgiving
Monday December 26, 2022 Christmas Day
Judicial Holidays in 2023
Monday January 2, 2023 New Year’s Day (2023)
Monday January 16, 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr’s. Birthday
Monday February 13, 2023 President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday February 20, 2023 Presidents’ Day
Friday March 31, 2023 Cesar Chavez Day
Monday May 29, 2023 Memorial Day
Tuesday July 4, 2023 Independence Day
Monday September 4, 2023 Labor Day
Monday October 9, 2023 Columbus Day
Friday November 10, 2023 Veterans Day
Thursday November 23, 2023 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 24, 2023 Day after Thanksgiving
Monday December 25, 2023 Christmas Day
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