Various real estate and business papers are recorded in the Register of Deeds office such as Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Assignments, Leases, Powers of Attorney, Business Names, etc. Your instrument will be kept for several days as we process it for permanent storage. Turnaround time varies depending on the volume of work at the time of recording. Instruments may be recorded in person or mailed in to our office.

Recording Standards (Effective July 1, 2002)

All instruments presented for registration on paper shall meet all of the following requirements:

  1. 8 ½" x 11" or 8 ½" x 14"
  2. Have a blank margin of 3" at the top of the first page and blank margins of ½" on the remaining sides of the first page and on all sides of subsequent pages.
  3. Be typed or printed in black on white paper in a legible font (font size no smaller than 10 points). Blanks in an instrument may be completed in pen and corrections may be made in pen.
  4. Have text typed or printed on one side of paper only.
  5. State the type of instrument at the top of the first page.

If an instrument does not meet these requirements, the Register of Deeds shall register the instrument after collecting the fee for non-standard documents (see fees page) in addition to all the other applicable recording fees.

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