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Frequently Asked Questions


General Questions


Homesteads



Q: What is the homestead exemption?
A: This exemption gives a debtor a minimum level of protection from attachment and sale of his personal residence. It is a term for the exempt dollar amount. It will not prevent a judgment debtor’s property from being sold, but assures that a statutory dollar amount will go to the debtor instead of to his creditors if the funds available come from the forced sale of the dwelling.



Recorder/County Clerk Office

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