California Code of Civil Procedure Section 325
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325. (a) For the purpose of constituting an adverse possession by a
person claiming title, not founded upon a written instrument,
judgment, or decree, land is deemed to have been possessed and
occupied in the following cases only:
(1) Where it has been protected by a substantial enclosure.
(2) Where it has been usually cultivated or improved.
(b) In no case shall adverse possession be considered established
under the provision of any section of this code, unless it shall be
shown that the land has been occupied and claimed for the period of
five years continuously, and the party or persons, their predecessors
and grantors, have timely paid all state, county, or municipal taxes
that have been levied and assessed upon the land for the period of
five years during which the land has been occupied and claimed.
Payment of those taxes by the party or persons, their predecessors
and grantors shall be established by certified records of the county
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Last modified: March 17, 2014