Riverside County to Use First American Solution to Detect Discriminatory Covenants

April 26, 2022

The County of Riverside Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder’s office selected First American Data & Analytics CovenantGuard solution to help identify and redact unlawful discriminatory restrictive covenants in county recorded real estate documents.

Recently enacted legislation in California requires the county recorder of each county to establish a restrictive covenant modification program to assist in the identification and redaction of unlawfully restrictive covenants in public land records. The law requires county recorders to develop an implementation plan by July 1, 2022, and to report on the progress of their restrictive covenant modification programs through 2025.

The project with the County of Riverside Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder’s office is a public-private partnership designed to meet California AB 1466 requirements and demonstrate CovenantGuard’s ability to detect and help county recorders modify or redact documents containing discriminatory restrictive covenants. In addition to California, a number of other states currently have existing or pending legislation to address discriminatory restrictive covenants.

"We’re committed to supporting California’s effort to identify and redact unlawful discriminatory restrictive covenants in historical public land records and look forward to working with the County of Riverside on this important endeavor," said Robert Karraa, president of First American Data & Analytics. "With our unrivaled data assets and patented data extraction technology, we’re uniquely positioned to help counties across the state and the country."


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