Homestead protection laws exist to protect your home against most creditors, up to the value of homestead exemption. California homestead law is complex and technical in nature. A Declaration of Homestead, when not properly prepared, may be invalid. We recommend that you seek legal advice before considering the recording of a Declaration of Homestead.
Although we cannot give legal advice, we can provide you with the requirements that make Declaration of Homestead acceptable for recording.
When a Declaration of Homestead is presented for recording, we will look for the following information:
- Name of owner(s)/declarant(s)
- Statement declaring the homestead
- Description of the property (must be located in Sacramento County)
For example, a complete street address including city and state is acceptable
- Statement that the facts are known to be true
- Signature of owner(s)/declarant(s)/authorized agent
- Signature(s) acknowledged by a notary public
600 8th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Documents presented by 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays
) are recorded the same-day.
Record By Mail
Mail your documents, along with a check or money order payable to the "Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder," to:
Sacramento County Recorder
P.O. Box 839
Sacramento, CA 95812-0839