Contra Costa Clerk

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report
List of recorded documents requiring a PCOR
All deeds and indentures
Deeds to or from governmental entities
Trustee’s deeds upon sale Easements
All Agreements of Sale and/or Contract
of Sale affecting real estate.
No Exceptions
All Affidavits of Death
Beneficiary under deed of trust
All Leases, Memoranda of Leases, and Assignment of Leases
Exceptions: Oil & Gas Leases
Should you have any questions regarding the completion of the PCOR, please contact the Assessor’s Office at (925) 313-7400.
Effective July 1, 1985 pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code, Section 480.3, the Recorder will not record a document evidencing a change of ownership without the simultaneous filing of a Preliminary Change of Ownership Report or the payment of a $20.00 recording fee in addition to current regular recording fees.
Effective July 1, 1991 the form must be signed by one of the grantees (transferees).