What are the Steps in the Recording Process?

A document goes through a number of steps before the document is returned to the patron.

  1. The document is checked for dates, signatures, spelling of names, complete acknowledgments, and, depending on the type of instrument, any other information that is needed before recording.
  2. If all information is correct, the document is accepted and priced according to the number of pages it contains.
  3. The document is then stamped with the date and time, given a Document number, and then sealed on the top of the first page.
  4. The document is scanned.
  5. The document is then indexed into the computer system by Grantor and Grantee name.
  6. The document is then checked again to see that it was correctly entered into the computer system and then the document is returned to the proper address.

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1. What is the Recorder's Office?
2. What is a Deed of Trust?
3. Will the Recorder of Deeds Office Prepare My Documents?
4. Will the Recorder of Deeds Office Notarize My Documents?
5. What are the most common Deeds?
6. What if I have lost my Deed?
7. Can I Search Jefferson County Records Online?
8. Which Blank Forms May I Obtain From the Recorders Office?
9. Does the Recorder of Deeds File Reports with Credit Bureaus?
10. What are the Steps in the Recording Process?
11. Can I make my own Deed(s)?
12. How do I find the deed to my property?
13. What Do I Bring To The Recorder to Show I am Ordained?
14. Can I Record Documents in Jefferson County for Property Located in Other Counties?
15. How Do I Apply for a Marriage License?
16. How Do I Get a Copy of My Marriage License?
17. What fees are charged regarding the documents and services provided by the Recorder of Deeds office?