The Register of Deeds is an elected County Official. The Register of Deeds' duties includes recording, preserving, and maintaining all real estate records. These records include deeds, affidavits, mortgages, mortgage assignments, releases, easements, plants, and surveys.
To file a document with the Register of Deeds, the document must be signed with the original signatures of both the grantor(s), and be notarized. Certified photocopies of documents may be accepted, but only if they are certified by another recording office.
The recording fee is set by statute and must be paid at the time of the recording. The recording fee is dependent upon the number of pages in the document.