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CLTA Joins Trade Associations in Sending Letter to Governor Requesting "Essential" Designation

Thursday, March 19, 2020  
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A coalition of real estate trade associations, including the California Land Title Association, sent a letter to Governor Newsom yesterday respectfully requesting that recordation and other services provided by the state’s county recorders be declared an essential service. The coalition also included the California Escrow Association, California Bankers Association, and California Mortgage Bankers Association.

The signatories expressed concern over the economic effects of the ongoing pandemic and related mitigation efforts, and that interruptions to certain essential government services, such as document recordation, could have severe “negative economic ramifications.” The letter suggests that online or electronic document recordation, or submission by mail-in or via in-person delivery by appointment with appropriate safeguards, could continue to ensure the safety of county recorder staff while allowing for the critical function provided by the agencies to continue.

A copy of the letter is available for viewing here and can also be found on CLTA's Coronavirus/County Recorder Operations Resource Page.

California Land Title Association

1215 K Street #1816 Sacramento, CA 95814-3905
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