Disclaimer: The materials provided below are informational and should not be relied upon as legal advice.
The legal description is often recited in documents of title (e.g. deeds, deeds of trust) filed with the County Recorder. To obtain these document you may go to (or place an order by phone with) the Recorder of County of Contra Costa (see web link below). Also, real estate brokers and title insurance companies can sometime obtain this information. You should consult your own lawyer to protect your legal rights.