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Frequently Asked Questions


General Questions


Homesteads



Q: What if an owner died?
A: If ownership was held as joint tenants, record the form Affidavit Death of Joint Tenant. If ownership was held in a trust, record the form Death of Trustee. If ownership was held as a Life Estate, record the form Death of Life Tenant. If property was held as Community Property With Right of Survivorship, record the form Death of Community Property Owner. In each situation, also include the death certificate.



Recorder/County Clerk Office

44 North San Joaquin Street
Second Floor Suite 260
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: (209) 468-3939
Fax: (209) 468-8040