What is the county registry of documents?
All papers presented to this office for recording must be original documents, properly executed, signed, dated, and acknowledged before a Notary Public with the Notary's legible seal, signature, and expiration date of the commission before they can be accepted for recording. The recording of any document is not an approval of the contents of that document. We do not check the accuracy of the information in each document.

This office just records what is presented to us. In no way do we certify a document's contents are correct. If the document has satisfied the recording requirements, and all fees and taxes are paid, we will accept it for recording; assigning each document an instrument number, and applying a time and date stamp of recording. In order to track, catalog, and index each recording, every document page gets a Record Book volume and page number mechanically stamped on it. Each document receives a "Recorders Certification Stamp." All records are indexed by grantor and grantee. The records before 1989 are in "Deed," "Mortgage" or "Miscellaneous" books. Since 1989, all records are recorded in "Record Books."

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1. What are the hours of operation of the Recorder of Deeds Office?
2. How far back do your records go?
3. What is the county registry of documents?
4. What are the recording fees?
5. How many checks do I need when recording?
6. May I do recording by mail?
7. Can I get information over the phone?
8. How long does it take to get documents back?
9. Why does it take one to two days?
10. Can anyone look at my deed or mortgage?
11. Can I prepare my own deed?
12. How do I get a copy of my deed or mortgage?
13. How do I replace a lost deed?
14. How do I change, add, or erase a name on a deed?
15. Is it necessary to delete a deceased spouse's name?
16. If a woman marries, should she change her name on her deed?
17. If I sell a portion of my land, do I get a new deed for the remainder?
18. Why is a deed recorded?
19. If I build on my lot, do I get a new deed for my house?
20. If I find a mistake in my deed, how do I correct it?