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Clerk-Recorder to Continue Mailing Real Property Fraud Prevention Courtesy Notices to Protect Real Property Owners

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This week, Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen reaffirmed his commitment to fraud prevention by gaining approval from the Orange County Board of Supervisors to continue mailing Real Property Fraud Prevention Courtesy Notices to current property owners when a transfer deed such as a deed, grant, grant deed, quit claim deed, or trustee’s deed has been recorded on a property. The courtesy notices are also sent when a notice of default has been recorded on a property. This popular program will now continue through October 2026.

The courtesy notices are mailed to property owners a few days after a deed affecting the ownership of their property is recorded. Notification is sent to the current owner(s) of record to inform them of any unauthorized transfer of property. Previously, the department sent notices to owners when a grant deed was recorded on their property. The program will now cover more types of deeds and notices of default.