The Los Angeles County Assessor’s e-Notification service gives homeowners the opportunity to
register their email to be alerted whenever a foreclosure, transfer of title, or mortgage is recorded on their property with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. This notification allows property owners a means to identify potential real estate fraud activity, such as a fraudulently recorded deed.
Currently, the Registrar-Recorder will, within 30-days, mail a copy of a Grant Deed, Quit Claim Deed, Deed of Trust, or, within 5-days, mail a copy of a Notice of De- fault, or Notice of Sale to the property owner upon its recordation. The recording includes a “yellow” and “blue” sheet, which contain an explanation of the notification program.
Now the homeowner can also opt-in for email notifica- tions. Once a homeowner registers an email, the home- owner will be sent an email of any recordation on their property within 48-hours, which will include a statement advising them of the recording, and the following information:
• Assessor Identification Number (AIN) • Document Number
• Recording Date
• Document Title
If the homeowner has any questions about the notifica- tion they received, or suspect a recording activity noticed is suspicious, contact the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs at (800) 593-8222, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To enroll in Property Owner e-Notification Alert, the homeowner will need to create a profile on the Los Angeles County Assessor’s portal. Once they have created an account, log in to the portal and select “Property Owner e-Notification Alerts” on the landing
page. Enter the AIN (Assessor Identification Number) on the “Property Owner e-Notification Registration” page and select “Add.” Once they have added their AIN to their account, they will begin to receive electronic notifications when a document is recorded with their linked AIN.
A homeowner may repeat this step to register other properties on their account.
There is no limit on the number of properties that can enroll for this service. Furthermore, we recommend that homeowners enroll an elderly parent’s or dependent adult’s property to ensure prompt notification.
The County understands the importance of timely service when dealing with sensitive situations, and whether it be change in ownership, refinance or foreclosure, we want to notify interested parties as quickly as possible. Therefore, the County developed e-Notification to alert property owners of a recording within 48-hours. This notification service allows property owners the opportunity to seek free legitimate assistance and helps them avoid falling victim to real estate scams. Also, if a property owner suspects erroneous or fraud- ulent activity, they can report it to the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs at (800) 593-8222, online at dcba.lacounty.gov, or by email at email@example.com
No. e-Notification is a complementary service designed to provide prompt notice. So, limited information will be available on the email and a copy of the recording will only be provided via mail through the Enhanced Homeowner Notification Program.
There are no fees for Property Owner e-Notification.
Once a homeowner enrolls in Property Owner e-Notification, they can opt-out of the service whenever they like. So, if the homeowner no longer wishes to receive email notices for a property after they sell or transfer it, we encourage them to opt-out.
The notifications are currently available in English and Spanish.
To speak with a counselor by telephone, dial (800) 593-8222, or submit your request for assistance online at dcba.lacounty.gov