Unlawfully Discriminatory Restrictive Covenant Modification Program

(Assembly Bill 1466, Chapter 359, Statutes of 2021)


The California Fair Employment and Housing Act bans discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, source of income, disability, veteran or military status, or genetic information.

Government Code section 12956.2(a) indicates that any deed or recorded instrument with the restrictive language specified above can be redacted.

Based on this, the County of Santa Clara, Clerk Recorder’s Office has prepared an implementation plan to redact restrictive language covered in Assembly Bill 1466.  You may access Santa Clara County's Implementation Plan here.

Who is affected?

Anyone who has a property that believes the property is the subject of an unlawfully restrictive covenant may submit a Restrictive Covenant Modification document cover page for recordation. 

How do you begin the modification process?

If you believe your property is subject to unlawful language, you may refer to our Restrictive Covenant Modification Document request form for more information. 

Once you have completed the form, please contact the County of Santa Clara, Clerk-Recorder's Office Restrictive Covenant Modification Program (RECOMP) Division by phone at (408) 299-6099 or by e-mailing [email protected]


What is the cost?

There is no cost to the public for this request, recording, and copies.




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