Property Reconveyance Frequently Asked Questions
Can anyone other than the property owner pick up the reconveyance documents?
Yes. ONLY: If the property owner provides the U.S. District Court with a notarized letter stating specifically the name of the person that is authorized to pick up the reconveyance documents on their behalf, and that individual must present a valid California Driver’s License, California DMV Identification Card, or Passport.
Can you mail my reconveyance documents to a different address than the address on the deed?
Yes. ONLY: If all property owners provide the U.S. District Court with a notarized letter(s) stating specifically the new address to which the reconveyance documents should be mailed.
In order to pick up my reconveyance documents in person, what are your requirements? Do any special arrangements need to be made?
U.S. District Court requires that you present a valid California Driver’s License, California DMV Identification Card, or Passport. The property owner should contact the Administrative Office, at 213-894-8248, to assure that the deed of trust has been prepared.
What are your offices hours?
Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Is there a fee to release a real estate property that was used for a bail bond?
No, there is no fee.
Real property was posted for bond. When will it be released?
The property cannot be released until the appropriate Judge has issued an Order releasing the lien on the property.
What documents do you require to release a lien on a property?
U.S. District Court requires an original or certified copy of the Short Form Deed of Trust, and an Order from the appropriate Judge.
What if I have moved from the property address shown as my address on the deed?
If you have moved within the twelve (12) month period preceding the exoneration of the bond, and submitted a change of address form to the United States Postal Service (USPS), the District Court’s Address Verification Letter will be forwarded to you. If you moved more than twelve (12) months prior to the order exonerating the bond, it is your responsibility to keep the Clerk’s Office informed of your current address. You should notify the Clerk’s Office, in writing, of your name, current address, the case number, and the lead defendant name in the matter for which you posted your property.
Who is the trustee? How do I find the Trustee?
The trustee is selected or agreed to by the property owner. The property owner may call telephone information (411) to obtain a telephone number and address, or may contact the individual who assisted them in filling out the Short Form Deed of Trust
What paperwork do you require if the Trustee cannot be located?
U.S. District Court requires the original or a certified copy of the Short Form Deed of Trust, and a letter requesting a Substitution of Trustee and Full Reconveyance.