Recorder's Office

Duties & Responsibilities

The Recorder's Office is responsible for:

  • Recording deeds, mortgages and approximately 400 different real estate documents, all of which are imaged and microfilmed in house and making sure each document meets certain requirements
  • Originating Certificates of Title conveying land under the Torrens Land System
  • Providing searches on liens
  • Recording military service discharges and issuing certified copies
  • Filing county officials bonds, oaths of office, and federal and state tax liens
  • Filing government corners
  • Compiling Abstracts of Title, which are a brief complete history and record of all transfers, mortgages, and other documents pertaining to a particular parcel of land
  • Accepting passport applications