Escrow documents are usually stored for a required period of years by the escrow company.
I have never heard of them being stored with a governmental agency.
Deeds of Trust and Grant Deeds are recorded at the County Recorders Office in each of the 58 counties in California.
Copies of the escrow instructions are usually sent out to the buyer and seller and both agents. Each Broker the agent works for is required to have a copy in their files. The brokerage files are required to be kept by law for a certain number of years.
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To my knowledge escrow docs would be either with the brokerage (stored) or with the escrow company( also stored). We are not required to keep documents past 7 years so it's doubtful that you will find what you are looking for.
Because you are seeking documents that are 15 years old, it is doubtful that you will be able to find them, unless you know the escrow company name, property address and escrow number. Even with this information, you may need a court subpeona in order to obtain copies of these files.
The LA County Recorder's office in Norwalk keeps 'recorded' documents (title, grant deed, easements, etc) on file and you can pay to obtain a copy. Unfortunately, this office does not maintain escrow documents that have not been recorded with Los Angeles County.
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