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Restrictive Covenant Modifications

Restrictive Covenant Modifications


Current law prohibits public documents from being recorded with discriminatory or restrictive covenant language (i.e., age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or national origin).

The recent passing of Assembly Bill 1466 (AB 1466) aims to remove any discriminatory or restrictive covenant language on historical public records.

How to Remove Restrictive Covenant Language on a Recorded Document

Individuals or parties who identify discriminatory or restrictive covenant language on a recorded document can submit a Restrictive Covenant Modifications Form to modify the document and remove the restrictive language. This form can be completed and signed digitally.



All submissions to remove discriminatory or restrictive covenant language will be reviewed by Los Angeles County Counsel to determine if the language in the original document contains an unlawful restriction. If it is determined that the document contains an unlawful restriction then Los Angeles County Counsel will sign the form and return it to our office to complete the recording and indexing process.

The original recorded document will be returned to the submitting party listed on the top left corner of the Restrictive Covenant Modification form.

No payment required as these documents are free to record.

How to Request or View Public Records

A certified copy of an existing record can be requested online, by mail, or by in-person appointment. General information and request options can be found on the Real Estate Records Request Page.

Recorded documents are available to view for free by appointment at our Norwalk Headquarters. View Real Estate Records by Appointment

Los Angeles County Restrictive Covenant Modification Plan

Our office will implement a comprehensive search and review of every document recorded in Los Angeles County from 1850 to the present. Historical recorded documents that contain unlawful discriminatory or restrictive covenant language will be redacted and re-recorded. The full scope of the implementation can be viewed and downloaded here: Restrictive Covenant Modification Implementation Plan

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