HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. (STL.News) – How to change owners of real property is determined by California law. California law assigns responsibility to maintain a database of owners to the counties. Each County has one government agency known as the county recorder, to carry out this task. This Tip Sheet by Mark W. Bidwell provides an overview of the process.
Data on who is the rightful owner of real property, also known as real estate, in California is maintained by the county where the real property is located.