Code Section

Government Code - GOV

TITLE 1. GENERAL [25 - 680.4]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )


  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

CHAPTER 3.1. Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking [6205 - 6210]
  ( Heading of Chapter 3.1 amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 639, Sec. 1. )


The Secretary of State shall provide each program participant a notice in clear and conspicuous font that contains all of the following information:

(a) The program participant is authorized by law to request to use his or her address designated by the Secretary of State on real property deeds, change of ownership forms, and deeds of trust when purchasing or selling a home.

(b) The program participant may create a revocable living trust and place his or her real property into the trust to protect his or her residential street address from disclosure in real property transactions.

(c) The program participant may obtain a change of his or her legal name to protect his or her anonymity.

(d) A list of contact information for entities that the program participant may contact to receive information on, or receive legal services for, the creation of a trust to hold real property or obtaining a name change, including county bar associations, legal aid societies, domestic violence prevention organizations, human trafficking prevention organizations, elder and dependent adult abuse prevention organizations, state and local agencies, or other nonprofit organizations that may be able to assist program participants.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 517, Sec. 5. (SB 1320) Effective January 1, 2019.)