The Escrow Law is contained in Division 6 of the California Financial Code, commencing with Section 17000. The regulations are contained in Subchapter 9, Title 10 of the California Code of Regulations commencing with Section 1700 (10 C.C.R. § 1700, et seq.).
The Escrow Law protects members of the public who entrust their money or other assets to independent escrow agents in California. Escrow agents, joint control agents and Internet escrow agents are subject to the provisions of the Escrow Law.
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