Fighting Real Estate Fraud

Shelly Scott, Assessor - Recorder - County Clerk

Marin County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk Shelly Scott and Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli are teaming up to fight real estate fraud in Marin.

Thanks to a collaboration between the two offices, beginning October 1, 2021. Marin County property owners will receive a notice in the mail alerting them that a document affecting their property’s title has recently been recorded.  Owners who are aware of the transfer will not need to act.  For those who are not aware, the letter provides instructions and contact information to report a potentially fraudulent transfer to the Marin County District Attorney’s Office.

To ensure homeowners are properly notified, notices include a copy of the first two pages of the recently recorded document and are mailed to the homeowner’s mailing address on file with the Marin County Assessor’s Office.  The process allows homeowners the opportunity to review the document shortly after its recording and address the issue promptly.

For more information on the program, visit the District Attorney’s website.