California Recording Fee Changes Effective January 1, 2018

SEC. 3. Section 27388.1 is added to the Government Code, to read:
27388.1. (a) (1) Commencing January 1, 2018, and except as provided in paragraph (2), in addition to any other
recording fees specified in this code, a fee of seventy-five dollars ($75) shall be paid at the time of recording of
every real estate instrument, paper, or notice required or permitted by law to be recorded, except those
expressly exempted from payment of recording fees, per each single transaction per parcel of real property.  The
fee imposed by this section shall not exceed two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225). “Real estate instrument,
paper, or notice” means a document relating to real property, including, but not limited to, the following: deed,
grant deed, trustee’s deed, deed of trust, reconveyance, quit claim deed, fictitious deed of trust, assignment of
deed of trust, request for notice of default, abstract of judgment, subordination agreement, declaration of
homestead, abandonment of homestead, notice of default, release or discharge, easement, notice of trustee sale,
notice of completion, UCC financing statement, mechanic’s lien, maps, and covenants, conditions, and

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